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Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Shingleton's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Shingleton average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shingleton include: 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. Dr. Shingleton is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals. He has a special interest in macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shah has received include American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's office for an appointment.

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

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley is a retina specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Morley include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Morley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Morley attended Boston University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard Medical School; Fulbright Specialist Program; and Aids Action Committee Award. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morley is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
282 Route 130
Sandwich, MA
 

Dr. Mami Iwamoto's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include thyroid problems, eye problems, and botox injection. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Iwamoto graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Iwamoto trained at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Iwamoto has received professional recognition including the following: Other Specialties: Oculoplastic Surgery Neuro-Ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iwamoto's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems, eye problems

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

Dr. Michael Oats' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Oats's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Oats has received the following distinction: *additional Board Certification In Emergency Medicine*. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oats has an open panel.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Chan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Chan welcomes 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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