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We found 9 providers with an interest in eye problems near West Des Moines, IA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6000 University Avenue; Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Jean Spencer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus. Dr. Spencer is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 Westown Parkway; Suite 200
W Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. David Ball sees patients in West Des Moines, IA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ball include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with VA Central Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Ball is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Ball attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 Westown Parkway; Suite 200
W Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. E. Sarno specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sarno is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with VA Central Iowa Health Care System.

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Matthew Rauen is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rauen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. John Trible specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Marshalltown, IA and West Des Moines, IA. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Trible attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1501 50th Street; Suite 133
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Todd Heilskov sees patients in West Des Moines, IA and Cedar Rapids, IA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heilskov's areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2101 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. David Dwyer, who practices in West Des Moines, IA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dwyer's clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Dwyer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with VA Central Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3200 Grand Avenue; Suite 815
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. George Clavenna is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Clavenna honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7011 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Emad Shenouda specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shenouda include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Shenouda is a graduate of Assiut University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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.