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We found 11 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Cigna near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Ilya Michael Leyngold, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
480 7th Avenue South, Tampa; Floor 33606
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ilya Leyngold specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include blepharospasm, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Leyngold's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Medicine and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leyngold honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Leyngold obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Leyngold include: America's Top Ophthalmologist, Consumers' Research Council; Top 10 most successful professionals in Tampa under 40; and South Tampa Magazine. Dr. Leyngold speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , blepharospasm, eyelid problems, eye problems, eye cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Blepharospasm, Eyelid Problems, Facelift, Reconstructive Surgery, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Reed Pavan, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4414 Dale Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Peter Pavan is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. The average patient rating for Dr. Pavan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pavan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Pavan has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cancer, Melanoma, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Ian Kasper, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kasper practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, uveitis, and scleral buckle. Dr. Kasper is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kasper accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, uveitis, retinal detachment, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Scleral Buckle, Laser Photocoagulation, Pneumatic Retinopexy, YAG Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kwitko studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Kwitko speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Swetangiben Deenesh Bhaleeya, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Swetangi Bhaleeya works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Bhaleeya's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, macular hole, and uveitis. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhaleeya's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retinal Detachment

Dr. Lewis Richard Groden, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2202 N West Shore Boulevard; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lewis Groden is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: LASIK, external eye diseases, 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. Groden honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Groden attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Morris Edward Guthrie III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Sjh Med Arts Building, 3rd Fl - Physician's Specialty
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Morris Guthrie's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guthrie include strabismus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Giacomo S Guggino, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Surgery, Ophthalmology
3109 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Giacomo Guggino practices surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and eye problems. Dr. Guggino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Guggino attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He speaks Italian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Bernard Ramon Perez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Perez works as an ophthalmologist in Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. Dr. Perez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, cornea problems, cataracts, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Marion Berton Ridley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marion Ridley, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Ridley average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ridley include hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and torticollis. Dr. Ridley honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ridley attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Ridley's residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ridley has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America; and Executive and Professionals Listing, Madison Who's Who. Dr. Ridley is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Ridley is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , blepharospasm

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Swallowing Problems, Hemifacial Spasm, Botox Injection, Botulinum ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. Dr. Hall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Resident Research Competition 2nd Place, Northeastern Ohio Otolarygology Association; Scientific Contest 3rd Place, Metro Health Medical Center Scientific Contest; and Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association Inc. Dr. Hall has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Facelift, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.