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We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice POS near Joliet, IL.

Hawke Hong Duk Yoon MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL

Dr. Hawke Yoon's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yoon's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric cataracts, strabismus and eye muscle ... (Read more)

Joseph Manuel Civantos MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
300 Barney Drive; Suite D
Joliet, IL
(815) 744-7515

Dr. Joseph Civantos, who practices in Harvey, IL, Joliet, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Civantos graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and macular hole. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Civantos is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Retina/Vitreous Surgery and Uveitis/Immunology, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Macular ... (Read more)

John S Pollack MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
300 Barney Drive
Joliet, IL
(815) 744-7515

Dr. John Pollack's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pollack's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Pollack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Macular Holes, Retinal ... (Read more)


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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.