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We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Saint Paul, MN.

Dr. Evan Anthony Ballard, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
280 Smith Avenue North; Suite 840
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Evan Ballard specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Stillwater, MN, Woodbury, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballard include strabismus. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ballard at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ballard trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ballard has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
280 N Smith Avenue
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Stephen Lane is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Stillwater, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Hugo, MN. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Lane honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lane has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jo Ann Reve Reed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Joann Reed is an ophthalmologist in Saint Louis Park, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed honors. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, she performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Reed's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners West Clinic, Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Susan Schloff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
280 Smith Avenue North; Suite 840
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Susan Schloff, who practices in Saint Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, and Stillwater, MN, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. In her practice, Dr. Schloff focuses on strabismus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schloff attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; #230
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Scott Uttley specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. In Dr. Uttley's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Uttley is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
6 West 5th Street; Suite 700 H
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. John Brown is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN. He is professionally affiliated with Minneapolis VA Health Care System. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Brown is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.