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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana near Bowling Green, KY.

Dr. James Ovid Jarvis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1777 Ashley Circle
Bowling Green, KY

Dr. James Jarvis' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and cancer. Dr. Jarvis's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jarvis accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Jarvis is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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Dr. Timothy R Long, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1320 Andrea Street
Bowling Green, KY

Dr. Timothy Long is a family practitioner in Bowling Green, KY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Long include migraine, cryotherapy, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Long attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid problems, eye infection

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Dr. Indar Mohan Jhamb, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1211 Ashley Circle
Bowling Green, KY

Dr. Indar Jhamb's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Bowling Green, KY. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), emphysema, and bronchitis. He accepts MultiPlan, Coventry, First Health, and more. Dr. Jhamb is a graduate of Patna Medical College. Dr. Jhamb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye), eye infection

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Dr. John Eric Voakes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 Chestnut Street
Bowling Green, KY

Dr. John Voakes is a pediatrician. These areas are among Dr. Voakes's clinical interests: migraine, audiometry test, and snoring. He accepts Coventry, First Health, Humana, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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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.