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

Dr. John Peter Donahue, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA

Dr. John Donahue is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He is conversant in Portuguese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Donahue include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), and Rhode Island Hospital. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Donahue takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Donahue include: *specialty Is Pediatric Ophthaolmology and Strabismus*. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA

Dr. Joseph Levy practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy is affiliated with 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: , eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Jorge Botelho, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1741 President Avenue
Fall River, MA

Dr. Paul Botelho specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Botelho's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Botelho has received the following distinctions: Health Professions Scholarship Recipient at Boston and the University School of Medicine.. In addition to English, Dr. Botelho (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and French. Dr. Botelho's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Anne's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA

Dr. Paul Beade sees patients in Fall River, MA and Brockton, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Beade focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Beade is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Beade attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beade include: Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye; Ear & Throat Hospital, 7/97-6/98; and Outstanding Category At Brown Medical School. Dr. Beade is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.