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We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Medicare near Sanford, ME.

Dr. Edward H Jaccoma, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
272 Cottage Street
Sanford, ME
 

Dr. Edward Jaccoma works as an ophthalmologist in Sanford, ME and Kennebunk, ME. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaccoma include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
272 Cottage Street
Sanford, ME
 

Dr. Dana Graichen works as an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Graichen trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Graichen takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
272 Cottage Street
Sanford, ME
 

Dr. Robert Rice is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Sanford, ME. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.