We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Olney, MD.

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

Dr. Vanessa Lima's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Lima's clinical interests: macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She has an open panel. Dr. Lima graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lima completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is conversant in Thai.

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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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3305 North Leisure World Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Mark Gonzalez specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3402 Olandwood Court
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Lenard Hammer sees patients in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Hammer performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Hammer is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
18045 Georgia Avenue
Olney, MD
 

Dr. Scott Becker's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Becker focuses on glaucoma. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Becker attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Becker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
3305 North Leisure World Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Gordon Lui is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Lui obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lui 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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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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