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We found 18 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. David J Palmer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2701 Patriot Drive; Suite 200
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Palmer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palmer's areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Palmer attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Palmer has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Surgery, Cataract ... (Read more)

Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rahmani include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rahmani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Rahmani completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, retinoblastoma, glaucoma, Ptosis, eye problems

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Hemangiomas, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Schroeder specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Chicago, IL, Lake Zurich, IL, and Skokie, IL. He has a special interest in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Schroeder is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO. Unfortunately, Dr. Schroeder is not accepting new patients at this time. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Lisa Fran Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 305
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Rosenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Brent Goren, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8901 Golf Road; Suite 201
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Goren specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chicago, IL and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Goren's clinical interests include diabetes, cancer, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goren accepts. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Goren welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eyelid problems, dry eyes, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Eyelid Problems, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Clare Verderber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3612 Lake Avenue; Suite 2c
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Verderber sees patients in Wilmette, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: eye surgery and eye problems. Dr. Verderber is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verderber is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zeid's areas of expertise include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Zeid completed a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Zeid is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, retinoblastoma, glaucoma, eye problems, cataracts

All 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 is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Epstein completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. Daniel C Alter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 West Golf Road; Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter is a retina specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular problems, eye trauma, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan M Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 W Golf Road; Golf Surgical Building, Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Kim specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Bournias a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bournias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Bournias speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, dry eyes

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Cataract ... (Read more)

Dr. John Carbon Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8780 Golf Road; Suite 304
Niles, IL
 

Dr. John Michael specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , retinal detachment

All Interests: Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryoretinopexy, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Surgery, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah R Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3612 Lake Avenue; Suite 2c
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Fishman practices pediatric ophthalmology in Wilmette, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. In her practice, Dr. Fishman focuses on strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marilyn Mets, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Mets'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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Mets attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, retinoblastoma, glaucoma, eye problems, cataracts, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8901 West Golf Road; Suite 206
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. George Wyhinny's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wyhinny accepts. Dr. Wyhinny 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. Dr. Wyhinny is conversant in Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular problems, retinal detachment, vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Macular Problems, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan M Ruderman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 305
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jon Ruderman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and glaucoma. Dr. Ruderman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Ruderman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.