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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Levy is in-network for 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. John Paul Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parrott accepts. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kim's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Kim an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Kim attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Stephenson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Stephenson attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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