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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. John Donahue works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Donahue is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. His clinical interests include strabismus. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: *specialty Is Pediatric Ophthaolmology and Strabismus*. Dr. Donahue speaks Portuguese. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), and Rhode Island Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Paul Jorge Botelho, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1741 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Paul Botelho's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Botelho average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Botelho attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Botelho has received professional recognition including the following: Health Professions Scholarship Recipient at Boston and the University School of Medicine.. Dr. Botelho (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Anne's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Botelho's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Levy's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient ratings for Dr. Levy average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Levy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Signature Healthcare, and St. Anne's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Paul Beade is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Fall River, MA and Brockton, MA. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In his practice, Dr. Beade focuses on cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Beade has received include Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye; Ear & Throat Hospital, 7/97-6/98; and Outstanding Category At Brown Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

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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.
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