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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8679 Connecticut Street; Suite A
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Preeti Poley practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Poley's practice, she is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Poley is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Thomas Hassinger John, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8518 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Thomas John works as an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. John include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. John is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and St. John's Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Christopher Pelzek is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pelzek's education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. His areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Pelzek is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Sahana Vyas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8679 Connecticut Street; Suite A
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Sahana Vyas is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She has indicated that her clinical interests include macular problems, vitreous problems, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Vyas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Vyas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Franciscan Alliance. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Problems, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. David G Gross, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. David Gross works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Gross is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Gross attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Gross is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Richard Lipman specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Lipman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lipman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8554 South Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Douglas Zale is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chesterton, IN and Merrillville, IN. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Zale has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. James Arthur Eadie, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8679 Connecticut Street
Suite A Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. James Eadie specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Eadie is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Eadie include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Eadie is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jihan Akhtar Bhikhapurwala, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
303 West 89th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Jihan Akhtar is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akhtar accepts. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Akhtar's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ruchita D Amin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8679 Connecticut Street; Suite A
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ruchita Amin's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Amin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Advocate Christ Medical 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.