We found 7 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Partners Plus near Sandwich, MA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ansari include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated Dr. Ansari highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ansari is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Chirag P Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a retina specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shah include: American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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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
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Mami Iwamoto is an ophthalmologist. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Her areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures, thyroid problems, and eye problems. Dr. Iwamoto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Other Specialties; Oculoplastic Surgery; and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Iwamoto is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Shingleton is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shingleton graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Morley has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morley include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morley's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Morley attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Morley's distinctions include: Aids Action Committee Award; Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard; and Medical School.

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

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130 & Cotuit Road; Po Box 1022
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Michael Oats' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oats takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Oats attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include *additional Board Certification In Emergency and Medicine*. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Audrey Chan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Chan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in external eye diseases and cornea problems. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. Dr. Chan has an open panel. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, 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.