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We found 10 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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and ocular oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lueder include strabismus. Dr. Lueder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Lueder's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in pediatric ophthalmology, ocular oncology, and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rao include diabetic retinopathy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in eye movement disorders and glaucoma. Dr. Bhorade is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Bhorade's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , eye movement disorders, blepharospasm, glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Neuropathy, Blepharospasm, Glaucoma, Imaging 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 practices uveitis and ocular immunology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Karacal attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Karacal speaks Turkish. Her professional affiliations include 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. Rajendra Shridhar Apte, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajendra Apte's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Apte graduated from the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Apte trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Apte takes.

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

Dr. Steven Couch works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Couch a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch honors 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

All Interests: Eyelid Problems, Facial Problems, Facial Surgery, Cancer, Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, ... (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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Culican is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

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 is an ophthalmic pathologist. He has a special interest in cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Harocopos completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks Greek. Dr. Harocopos is affiliated with 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Wieder is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Wieder takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at the University Hospital, Cincinnati for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

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

Dr. Jennifer Marie Monroy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Monroy practices adult allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Monroy performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Conjunctivitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Asthma, Hives, ... (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.