We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Aetna HMO near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Rahmani's clinical interests: diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Rahmani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Glaucoma, Ptosis, Amblyopia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
767 Park Avenue West; Suite B300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Schroeder's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Schroeder's practice, he is particularly interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zeid studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeid include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeid accepts. Dr. Zeid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Randy Epstein's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Patients rated Dr. Epstein highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Epstein has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Epstein is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley E Ruff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Ll84
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Ruff is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Ruff is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruff's clinical interests include macular degeneration, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruff accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Michael Reese Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Molly Gilbert is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL and North Chicago, IL. She takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center.

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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.
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