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We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Viant near Mount Vernon, IL.

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Dr. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder works as a retina specialist. Dr. Blinder's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Blinder attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Blinder welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mt. Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Joseph's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Joseph's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.