We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near West Des Moines, IA.

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Dr. Douglas Robert Casady, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Douglas Casady is an oculoplastic surgeon in West Des Moines, IA. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casady accepts.

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Dr. James A Davison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway; Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. James Davison practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Marshalltown, IA and West Des Moines, IA. Dr. Davison's education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Kyle Alliman is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Alliman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. John Trible practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trible attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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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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