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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. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Rajpal's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajpal accepts. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rajpal trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia. In addition to English, Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Rajpal 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; Suite Plaza #7
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. William Gonzalez is an ophthalmologist in Bowie, MD and Silver Spring, MD. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radial keratotomy, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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 Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kidwell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. 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 Surgery, Ophthalmology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Janet Alexander is a surgeon and ophthalmologist. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System, MedStar Health, and VA Maryland Health Care System. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Alexander completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Loeb performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loeb include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Loeb speaks French. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Friedman welcomes 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoleru include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stoleru accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Valle and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Stoleru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He 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 specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kasper accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kasper is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

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

Dr. Joseph Snyder's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Snyder has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is accepting 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 pediatric ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Bernstein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He studied medicine at 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. 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. Dr. Mier-Trotter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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 pediatric ophthalmology specialist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Bryant is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shin include multiple sclerosis (MS) and trigeminal neuralgia. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin takes. Dr. Shin has received the following distinctions: 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 affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shin welcomes new patients.

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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.