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Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street; Suite 212
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Jody Judge works as an ophthalmologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Judge average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Diabetic Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Mark Hatton works as an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Waltham, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: blepharoplasty and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hatton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Hatton completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received distinctions including Resident Research, . Alpha Omega Alpha; Merck Medical Student Award; and Fellow of the Year, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hatton is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Injections, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street; Sutie 212
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Rostler works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Rostler has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rostler obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rostler is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

Dr. Torsten W Wiegand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
61 Lincoln Street; Suite 212
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Torsten Wiegand is a retina specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Wiegand is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wiegand accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, 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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