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We found 35 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna near Lexington, MA.

Dr. Charles Stephen Foster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1440 Main Street; Suite 201
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Charles Foster sees patients in Waltham, MA and Cambridge, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Foster is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and AARP are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster honors. Dr. Foster attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: American Ophthalmological Society; Best Doctors In America, 1996- present; and Who's Who In America, 1985-Present. Dr. Foster (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Foster welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is an ophthalmologist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Richter include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases, cataracts

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
55 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kaufman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. In Dr. Kaufman's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kaufman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kaufman has received professional recognition including the following: Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Brian Raizman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Michael Raizman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raizman is especially interested in anterior segment diseases, cataract surgery, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Raizman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Treatment, Cornea Problems, Vision Problems

Dr. Torsten W Wiegand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Torsten Wiegand is a retina specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Framingham, MA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wiegand include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiegand accepts. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.. Dr. Wiegand is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Wiegand's 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)

Dr. Christopher Campbell Robinson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
521 Mt. Auburn Street; Suite 203
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Robinson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Robinson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He accepts Aetna, Medicare, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Robinson has received include Howard Hughes Medical Student Fellowship and PJ Leinfelder Award. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Mary Jane McCarron, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Mary Jane McCarron sees patients in Medford, MA, Quincy, MA, and Somerville, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. McCarron graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. McCarron takes Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Diamond Award- harvard Community Health Plan. Her practice 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

Dr. Robert Allen Petersen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Robert Petersen sees patients in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Petersen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Petersen attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinctions: Honor Award From The American Association For; Pediatric Ophthalmology And Strabismus.; and **other Specialty In Pediatric Ophthalmology**. Dr. Petersen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Croatian, and Filipino. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity, Ptosis, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ptosis, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Chirag P Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Sandwich, MA. His areas of expertise include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Shah attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shah include: American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Mami Iwamoto is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Iwamoto include plastic surgery procedures, thyroid problems, and eye problems. Her professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Iwamoto graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Iwamoto has received professional recognition including the following: Other Specialties; Oculoplastic Surgery; and Neuro-Ophthalmology. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems, eye problems

All Interests: Eyelid Problems, Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 5th Avenue; Suite 510
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Santiago Villazon's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Villazon honors Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Villazon has received include Asst. Professor Of Ophthalmology, Boston; the University School Of Medicine; and Fellow American Academy Of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Villazon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. Lois E H. Smith, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Lois Smith is a pediatric ophthalmologist. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of genetic disorders, strabismus, and hemangioma. She honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received distinctions including MD Cum Laude, Boston Univ School Med, .; Friedenwald Award; and Alfred Bressler Prize in Vision Science. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, Ptosis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Genetic Disorders, Ptosis, Strabismus, Hemangiomas

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 4200
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Charles Barsam is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Cambridge, MA. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Barsam accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barsam trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Barsam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and Russian. He is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Fine highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Fine obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3; and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fine has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ann Bajart is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Bajart takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bajart obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Medical Director New England Eye & Tissue Bank; President New England Ophtalmologic; and Society 2004-2005. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Bajart is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rapoza has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rapoza's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, dry eyes

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant

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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.