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 is a corneal and external diseases specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Botelho attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Botelho average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Botelho is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of Health Professions Scholarship Recipient at Boston University School of Medicine.. In addition to English, Dr. Botelho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Botelho is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Donahue focuses on strabismus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Donahue has received the distinction of *specialty Is Pediatric Ophthaolmology & Strabismus*. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fall River, MA and Brockton, MA. He is conversant in Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Beade include cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Beade studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received distinctions including Ear & Throat Hospital; Outstanding Category At Brown Medical School (highest Distinction At Brown Med School); and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye. Dr. Beade has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA

Dr. Joseph Levy's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Levy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Signature Healthcare, and St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Levy 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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