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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Shreveport, LA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
510 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Redens practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Redens's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Redens completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Brian Johannes Vekovius, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1541 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Bryan Vekovius' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vekovius honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
#3 Minden Medical Plaza
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. James Lusk is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Lusk accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
836 Olive
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Charles Lyon is a retina specialist in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Lyon graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Lyon has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
510 E. Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Christopher Shelby is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shelby graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Shelby is affiliated with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, 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.