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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Port Charlotte, FL.

Dr. Joseph A Hegleh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3195 Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Hegleh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hegleh obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave Dr. Spadafora an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Spadafora completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wing accepts. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Wing has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Research, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Klein works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Klein is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Klein's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
315 E Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mandelkorn is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandelkorn include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Mandelkorn trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.