We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Fall River, MA.

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

Dr. Paul Botelho specializes in corneal and external diseases. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea problems. Dr. Botelho is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Botelho graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Botelho completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the following distinction: Health Professions Scholarship Recipient at Boston University School of Medicine.. Dr. Botelho (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Botelho is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Anne's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 Pediatric Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. John Donahue's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Donahue include strabismus. Dr. Donahue's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Donahue's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Donahue attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of *specialty Is Pediatric Ophthaolmology & Strabismus*. He is conversant in Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Paul Beade's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Beade include cataracts. Dr. Beade is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beade takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Beade obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Ear & Throat Hospital; Outstanding Category At Brown Medical School (highest Distinction At Brown Med School); and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye. He is conversant in Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Levy is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Fall River, MA and Brockton, MA. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Levy's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Levy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and St. Anne's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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)

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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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