We found 6 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 Vitreoretinal Diseases
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Morley's areas of clinical interest consist of macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the following distinctions: Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard Medical School; Fulbright Specialist Program; and Aids Action Committee Award.

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

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Mami Iwamoto practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, eye problems, and botox injection. Dr. Iwamoto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Other Specialties: Oculoplastic Surgery Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Iwamoto's professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton is an ophthalmologist. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shingleton attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shingleton has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Charles B Cannon Memorial Prize Senior Book Prize Graduate With Honors, Univ Michigan Med Schl; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shingleton's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Chirag Shah specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Sandwich, MA. His areas of expertise consist of macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Shah has received distinctions including American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Michael Oats works as an ophthalmologist in Sandwich, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Oats is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oats is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He welcomes new patients. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: *additional Board Certification In Emergency Medicine*.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Audrey Chan's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Chan focuses on external eye diseases and cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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