We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Independence Blue Cross near Forked River, NJ.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empedrad accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

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Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech practices adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

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Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Goldstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

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Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Dvorin completed residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patients gave Dr. Dvorin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

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Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos practices adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Haralabatos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
422 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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.