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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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist and ocular oncology specialist. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Lueder's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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 practices pediatric ophthalmology, ocular oncology, and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Rao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rao's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in eye movement disorders and glaucoma. Dr. Bhorade's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Bhorade attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in uveitis and ocular immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Karacal include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karacal accepts. She is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Karacal completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She speaks Turkish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Apte takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with 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. Steven Michael Couch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Couch, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Couch completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Couch is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Culican trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Culican's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Culican is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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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 works as an ophthalmic pathologist in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataracts. Dr. Harocopos accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Harocopos is professionally 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wieder's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 completed his residency training at the University Hospital, Cincinnati.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), immunodeficiency, and drug allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Monroy attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monroy honors.

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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.