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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 medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Donahue is conversant in Portuguese. His clinical interests include eye problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), and Rhode Island Hospital. 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 honors 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*. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Paul Botelho works as an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, Dr. Botelho (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Botelho include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Anne's Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Botelho's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Botelho has received professional recognition including the following: Health Professions Scholarship Recipient at Boston and the University School of Medicine.. He is accepting new patients.

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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 Vitreoretinal Diseases
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Levy is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Fall River, MA and Brockton, MA. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Levy average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Signature Healthcare, and St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Levy's practice 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Paul Beade's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Beade has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Beade graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Beade trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye; Ear & Throat Hospital, 7/97-6/98; and Outstanding Category At Brown Medical School.

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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.