We found 46 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Thomas Charles Spoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200, Office of Thomas Spoor Md
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Spoor practices ophthalmic plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, restylane, and laser treatment. Dr. Spoor is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Spoor has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a physician who specializes in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong is a retina specialist. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Oren Zev Plous, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1961 Floyd Stree; Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Oren Plous is a retina specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plous honors. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Plous's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, vitreous problems

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Paul Edgar Runge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge practices pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Runge is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Runge trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Runge's professional affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1219 S. East Avenue; #105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwartz works as an ophthalmologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Schwartz attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cornea Problems

Dr. John Paul Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza works as an ocular plastic surgeon in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Fezza performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fezza has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Melvin Chia Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Chen works as a retina specialist in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Patients gave Dr. Chen an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Joshua Omeed Mali, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Mali works as a retina specialist. He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mali speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mali is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8380 N Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Silverman is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silverman include strabismus. Dr. Silverman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverman accepts. Dr. Silverman attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Doheny Eye Institute for residency. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jody Abrams, who practices in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Abrams attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Abrams is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1857 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Arcadia, FL, and Sarasota, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hegleh trained at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Nicholas Themis Monsul, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2068 Hawthorne Street; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Monsul's areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Monsul focuses on glaucoma, skin rejuvenation, and botox injection. Dr. Monsul accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Monsul performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Migraine, Skin Rejuvenation, Botox Injection, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1428 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lamensdorf sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Lamensdorf an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

Dr. Cathleen Mae McCabe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Cathleen McCabe's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. McCabe an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCabe takes. Dr. McCabe attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Snyder's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Vitreous Problems

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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.
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