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Specializes in Ophthalmology
411 W. 39th Street
Kearney, NE
 

Dr. Linda Blakely works as an ophthalmologist in Kearney, NE. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Blakely has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4107 7th Avenue
Kearney, NE
 

Dr. Diana Lind is an ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lind takes. She studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lind completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
411 W. 39th Street
Kearney, NE
 

Dr. Thomas Clinch's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Clinch is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
411 W. 39th Street
Kearney, NE
 

Dr. Jan Jensen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Jensen honors Medicare insurance.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.