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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Unicare HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Irma Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
550 E Boughton Road; Suite 120
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Irma Ahmed's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include macular degeneration, macular hole, and posterior uveitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, posterior uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Posterior Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajakumari Selvaraj is a general surgeon and ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and eyelid problems. Dr. Selvaraj's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Selvaraj takes. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Selvaraj attended India for medical school. Dr. Selvaraj (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Bolingbrook, IL. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Selvaraj honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 an ophthalmologist in River Forest, IL, Evanston, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Phillips's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Phillips completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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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.