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 is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rajpal obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 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. Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kidwell trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. 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 Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; Suite Plaza #7
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. William Gonzalez is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of clinical interest consist of radial keratotomy, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gonzalez welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass eye problems. Dr. Alexander is professionally affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System, MedStar Health, and VA Maryland Health Care System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Robert Loeb practices pediatric ophthalmology in Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, MD, and Chevy Chase, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Loeb is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeb include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Loeb obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Loeb has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3553 16th Street
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Samuel Stoleru practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoleru is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Valle. Dr. Stoleru's training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Stoleru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Stoleru is affiliated with MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kasper is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kasper's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Connecticut Avenue; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Joseph Snyder practices pediatric ophthalmology in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Snyder has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Snyder's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Elena Mier-Trotter is an ophthalmologist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mier-Trotter studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mier-Trotter completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Mier-Trotter is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3912 Montrose Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Steven Bernstein is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Baltimore, MD and Chevy Chase, MD. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Duane Bryant practices pediatric ophthalmology. He has a special interest in glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Bryant honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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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 medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shin include multiple sclerosis (MS) and trigeminal neuralgia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Shin attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Shin has received distinctions including 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.

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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.