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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Olney, MD.

Dr. Vanessa L Limawararut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3402 Oland Wood Court
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Vanessa Lima is an ophthalmologist in Columbia, MD, Oxon Hill, MD, and Olney, MD. Dr. Lima speaks Thai. Clinical interests for Dr. Lima include macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patients gave Dr. Lima an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Lima's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, Ptosis, eyelid problems, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Eyelid Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
18045 Georgia Avenue
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Gordon Lui is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Lui is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lui is open to new patients. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
18045 Georgia Avenue
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Scott Becker's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include glaucoma. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Becker is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3402 Olandwood Court
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Lenard Hammer works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Hammer is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hammer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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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.