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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Cherry Hill, NJ.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
385 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ

Dr. Simeon Lauer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lauer has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lauer include eye problems. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and Nyack Hospital. Dr. Lauer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lauer completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1016 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ

Dr. Daniel Stegman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stegman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Romanian. In Dr. Stegman's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Health System. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Stegman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stegman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Ilana B Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1327 Hastings Street
Teaneck, NJ

Dr. Ilana Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include strabismus, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Gregory Avenue; Suite 1
Passaic, NJ

Dr. Steven Winfield is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Passaic, NJ. Dr. Winfield (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Winfield's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Winfield an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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.