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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Port Richey, FL.

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Dr. Daniel Peter Montzka, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
10730 Us; 19 Ste 7
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dan Montzka is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Montzka is especially interested in retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Montzka is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Montzka's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Montzka (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Carey Thomas Rowan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5305 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Carey Rowan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Rowan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Macular Degeneration

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
11031 Us Highway 19; Suite 106
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrea Lusk practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Port Richey, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Trinity, FL. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lusk include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lusk graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Jason Michael Handza, DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
10730 Us Highway 19; Suite 7
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jason Handza is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Handza include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Handza honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Handza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5413 Us Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Powers is a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Powers include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Powers attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Powers is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eyes

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.