We found 18 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna Choice POS near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Lueder sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. Dr. Lueder has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, retinoblastoma, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Prabakar Kanagala Rao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Prabakar Rao is a pediatric ophthalmology, ocular oncology, and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include diabetic retinopathy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rao trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vitreous problems

All Interests: Macular Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali Maruti Bhorade, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anjali Bhorade's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass eye movement disorders and glaucoma. Dr. Bhorade is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , eye movement disorders, blepharospasm, glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Neuropathy, Blepharospasm, Glaucoma, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Rajendra Shridhar Apte, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajendra Apte is a retina specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Apte's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vitreous problems

All Interests: Macular Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda M Tsai, MD, BA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinopathy, cataracts

All Interests: Retinopathy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Joseph Lubniewksi, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Lubniewski's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Lubniewski's training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Lubniewski is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , dry eye syndrome

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Viral Infection, Intraocular Lens Implant, Dry Eye Syndrome

Dr. Eric S Mann, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16 Hampton Village; Suite 267
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Eric Mann's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients gave Dr. Mann an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mann is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal's specialty is uveitis and ocular immunology. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Karacal attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Karacal focuses on glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Turkish. Dr. Karacal is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan M Culican, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susan Culican's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Culican has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Culican's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nystagmus, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Nystagmus, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Michael A Kass, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kass' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Kass attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Philip Lynn Custer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 S Euclid Avenue
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Philip Custer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Saint Louis, MO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Custer's areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and eye cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Custer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), Ptosis, entropion (inward-turned eyelid), eyelid problems, eye problems, eye cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Problems, Skin Issues, Cancer, Eye Problems, Thyroid Problems, Ectropion, Entropion, Plastic ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Paul Margolis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Todd Margolis is a cornea specialist and ocular immunologist. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Margolis is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, inflammatory eye disease, cornea problems

All Interests: Inflammatory Eye Disease, Herpes, HIV/AIDS, Uveitis, Infections, Cornea Problems

Dr. George John Harocopos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Pathology
915 North Grand Boulevard; Va Medical Center: John Cochran Division
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. George Harocopos specializes in ophthalmic pathology. Dr. Harocopos has a special interest in cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Harocopos's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, refractive errors, cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard H Wieder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Wieder is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Wieder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Wieder's training includes a residency program at the University Hospital, Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Glasses, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla J Siegfried, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carla Siegfried practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Siegfried attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Siegfried honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Siegfried's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Steven Michael Couch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Couch sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Couch's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Couch average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), Ptosis, entropion (inward-turned eyelid), eyelid problems

All Interests: Eyelid Problems, Facial Problems, Facial Surgery, Cancer, Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.