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

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

Dr. Irma Ahmed is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, macular hole, and posterior uveitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

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

Dr. Rajakumari Selvaraj sees patients in Bolingbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. Her medical specialties are general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Selvaraj (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Selvaraj include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and eyelid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System. She attended India and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eyelid problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Bryan Phillips practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in River Forest, IL, Evanston, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of expertise for Dr. Phillips include glaucoma and cataracts. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Phillips is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Prakash Selvaraj is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among Dr. Selvaraj's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Selvaraj takes. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Selvaraj speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, 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.
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