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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Framingham, MA.

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

Dr. Torsten Wiegand's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Wiegand attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His clinical interests encompass macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Wiegand has received the following distinctions: SNN Teaching Award Elected by Class of '03.; 1989-1990: Steenbock Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Madsion.; and 1986-1987: Wisconsin Alumni Reseach Foundation Student Exchange Fellowship.. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Mark Hatton is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Waltham, MA. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in blepharoplasty and botox injection. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hatton at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hatton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Fellow of the Year, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary; New England Opthalmologic Society 1st Place; and Resident Research, .. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jody Judge's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Judge attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cornea problems, cataracts

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Rostler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rostler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He speaks Russian. Dr. Rostler is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
181 Concord Street
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hu is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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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.