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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems near Missoula, MT.

Dr. Roger C Furlong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Roger Furlong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Furlong accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W. Kent
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. David McCann's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. McCann attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Chad Nedrud works as an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nedrud completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Nedrud's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Health Net and Medicare insurance.

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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 Ophthalmology
601 W Spruce Street; Suite E
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Rick Neumeister is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Neumeister attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Neumeister's clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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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.