We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Rajakumari Prakash Selvaraj, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Ophthalmology
393 Remington Boulevard; Suite 340
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rajakumari Selvaraj is a general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Selvaraj's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and eyelid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Selvaraj attended medical school at India. Dr. Selvaraj (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eyelid problems

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Prakash Selvaraj, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 340
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Prakash Selvaraj's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Selvaraj include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Bryan J Phillips, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
718 S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Phillips is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Phillips completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 305
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Izquierdo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. Dr. Izquierdo is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems

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Dr. Fayez Mekhael Nagib Mekhael, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
516 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Fayez Mekhael sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, abuse, and strabismus. Dr. Mekhael's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mekhael completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus

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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.