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We found 27 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Chevy Chase, MD.

Dr. Sam Edward Mansour, MS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw; Floor 2a
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sam Mansour works as a retina specialist. Dr. Mansour (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Mansour has a special interest in eye surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. After completing medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Mansour performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Research, Eye Surgery, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Pasquerilla Healthcare Center Lower Level
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Aruoriwo Oboh-Weilke is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oboh-Weilke accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Oboh-Weilke (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Yoruba. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Civista Medical Center, and Washington Hospital Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Fadi Phillip Nasrallah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6410 Rockledge Drive; Suite 400
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Fadi Nasrallah practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Nasrallah's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in retinopexy and ultrasound (sonogram). He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, MultiPlan, and MAMSI. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Nasrallah (or staff) is conversant in Amharic, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Suburban Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Retinopexy, Cryopexy, Ultrasound, Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Darby Douglas Miller, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 Irving Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Darby Miller is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in keratoconus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , keratoconus, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Edema, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Dee Kern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4448 Greenwich Parkway Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Melissa Kern practices pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kern include eye problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kern honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kern (or staff) speaks Amharic and Spanish. Dr. Kern is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Jay Mark Lustbader, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jay Lustbader works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lustbader include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Lustbader is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Lustbader is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lustbader is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lustbader's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Janine N Smith-Marshall, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue, Nw; Suite 2000
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Janine Smith-Marshall is an ophthalmologist. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith-Marshall include strabismus. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith-Marshall takes. Dr. Smith-Marshall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Howard University Hospital, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; Suite Plaza #7
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. William Gonzalez is an ophthalmologist in Bowie, MD and Silver Spring, MD. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radial keratotomy, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kidwell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Janet Alexander is a surgeon and ophthalmologist. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System, MedStar Health, and VA Maryland Health Care System. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Alexander completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Hylton Richard Mayer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Wisconsin Circle; Suite 230
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Hylton Mayer specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayer honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mayer has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars; Phi Beta Kappa, Centre College; and AOA Honor Medical Society, Medical College of Ohio. In addition to English, Dr. Mayer (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Narieman Ahmadi Nik, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
9801 Georgia; Ave-#340
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Narieman Nik's specialties are facial plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He practices in Riverdale, MD, Silver Spring, MD, and Oxon Hill, MD. Dr. Nik is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nik average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nik has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Nik (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Nik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Washington Hospital Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Lacrimal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
650 Penn Avenue Se; Suite 270
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Salim Butrus specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Butrus's areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Butrus completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Butrus (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Loeb performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loeb include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Loeb speaks French. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard M Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Connecticut Avenue; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman is a pediatric ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Friedman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4119 Connecticut Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Samuel Stoleru specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoleru include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stoleru accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Valle and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Stoleru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive ... (Read more)

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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.