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

Dr. Jean Spencer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in West Des Moines, IA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spencer include strabismus. On average, patients gave Dr. Spencer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Spencer attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ball include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with VA Central Iowa Health Care System. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Ball accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rauen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. Dr. Trible's areas of expertise include glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in West Des Moines, IA. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sarno studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sarno completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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

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

Dr. David Dwyer sees patients in West Des Moines, IA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dwyer attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Dwyer 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

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

Dr. Todd Heilskov is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in West Des Moines, IA and Cedar Rapids, IA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Heilskov at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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
3200 Grand Avenue; Suite 815
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. George Clavenna is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Des Moines, IA. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Clavenna obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Clavenna average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clavenna takes Medicare insurance.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shenouda include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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.