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We found 13 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Silver Spring, MD.

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Rajpal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Rajpal has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Rajpal is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Earl Kidwell's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He welcomes 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 Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; Suite Plaza #7
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. William Gonzalez, who practices in Bowie, MD and Silver Spring, MD, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in radial keratotomy, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Gonzalez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Gonzalez 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 Surgery, Ophthalmology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Janet Alexander specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass eye problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Maryland Medical System, MedStar Health, and VA Maryland Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Robert Loeb's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeb include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Loeb graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Loeb's practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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
3553 16th Street
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Samuel Stoleru's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stoleru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Stoleru has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Stoleru attended the University of Valle for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stoleru is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoleru 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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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Kasper is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kasper trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Snyder average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Snyder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Steven Lance Bernstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3912 Montrose Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Steven Bernstein is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Baltimore, MD and Chevy Chase, MD. Dr. Bernstein has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
11300 Rockville Pike; Suite 1202
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Elena Mier-Trotter is an ophthalmologist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Mier-Trotter attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Mier-Trotter speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Bryant has a special interest in glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bryant is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Neurology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Shin's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS) and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Shin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Shin has received professional recognition including the following: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, Health Care Professional of the Year; Ophthalmology Lecturer of the Year Award; and Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Eye 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.