We found 2 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Tallahassee, FL.

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Dr. Karen Ann Young, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2280 Wednesday Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Karen Young is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Tallahassee, FL. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Young is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Deanna Louie specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Tallahassee, FL. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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