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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near West Des Moines, IA.

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

Dr. Douglas Casady is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Casady completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Kyle Alliman's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Alliman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. James Davison is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Davison include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Davison is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. John Trible practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Trible include glaucoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Trible attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Neil Silbermann is an ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care) specialist in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Silbermann has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Jane Wang works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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.