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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. Dr. Lima's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lima accepts. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Lima completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, she speaks Thai. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Lima 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's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lui's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Lui is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and New York Medical College and 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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Columbia, MD, Olney, MD, and Brookeville, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Becker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hammer include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hammer's office for an appointment.

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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.