We found 46 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Richter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. In Dr. Richter's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Richter is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter honors. Dr. Richter has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases, cataracts

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA. In his practice, Dr. Ansari focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ansari has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Ansari attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Ansari is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Zero Emmerson Place; Suite 2a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kaufman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaufman include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaufman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Heier, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heier is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heier attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heier is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; President, Ctr For Eye Research And; and Education. Dr. Heier welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Brian Raizman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Raizman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of anterior segment diseases, cataract surgery, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raizman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Raizman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Treatment, Cornea Problems, Vision Problems

Dr. Torsten W Wiegand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Torsten Wiegand works as a retina specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wiegand average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Wiegand's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Wiegand obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the following distinctions: SNN Teaching Award Elected by Class of '03.; 1989-1990: Steenbock Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Madsion.; and 1986-1987: Wisconsin Alumni Reseach Foundation Student Exchange Fellowship.. Dr. Wiegand is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems

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Dr. Tina Scheufele Cleary, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Tina Cleary is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Cleary is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Cleary trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma; Chapters; and Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship Award. She is conversant in German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cleary's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy

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Dr. OIne McCabe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. O'Ine McCabe is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. McCabe attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She is especially interested in eye problems. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCabe accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McCabe include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Other Specialty: Pediatric Ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Emerson Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Tony N Pira, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
85 E. Concord Street; Floor 8
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Tony Pira is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA and Taunton, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pira is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He welcomes new patients. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Pira's distinctions include: Director of Adult Ophthalmologic Services, Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center Eye Clinic, 2004-2008.; Associate Residency Program Director, Boston University Department of Opthalmology, 2008-2011.; and Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Boston University Dept of Ophthalmology. Dr. Pira offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Edward Michael Barnett, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Edward Barnett is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Barnett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnett is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Hung is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hung is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hung trained at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hung's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases, cataracts

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Optometry
930 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 2a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew McLeod works as an optometrist in Boston, MA. Dr. McLeod is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, keratoconus

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Keratoconus, Contact Lenses

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Melki focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Melki has received professional recognition including the following: Worthen Center Award For Excellence In Eyecare; Microbes And Defense Society, Vanderbuilt University; and Chief Resident - Ophthalmology Dept., Georgetown University. Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jay S Duker, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jay Duker practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duker is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Duker include: Boston Super Doctors; "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; and "Top Doctor" and in top 1% in the nation in his specialty, U.S. News & World Report. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Duker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

Dr. Chirag P Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Chirag Shah's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Shah attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Floor 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mami Iwamoto is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Iwamoto include plastic surgery procedures, thyroid problems, and eye problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iwamoto graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Iwamoto include: Other Specialties; Oculoplastic Surgery; and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Iwamoto has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems, eye problems

All Interests: Eyelid Problems, Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

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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.