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

Dr. Jean Spencer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spencer is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spencer include strabismus. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. David Charles Ball, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 Westown Parkway; Suite 200
W Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. David Ball's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ball has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Ball attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Central Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Matthew Rauen works as an ophthalmologist in West Des Moines, IA and Marshalltown, IA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rauen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Rauen studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Marshalltown, IA and West Des Moines, IA. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Trible attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. E. Sarno is an ophthalmologist in West Des Moines, IA. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sarno is professionally affiliated with VA Central Iowa Health Care System. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. David Scott Dwyer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2101 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. David Dwyer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dwyer include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Dwyer is professionally affiliated with VA Central Iowa Health Care System. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Todd Whitney Heilskov, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1501 50th Street; Suite 133
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Todd Heilskov works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heilskov include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. George Clavenna is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Des Moines, IA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Clavenna honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and 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 is an ophthalmologist in Des Moines, IA and Urbandale, IA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Shenouda accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at 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.