We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare near Hammonton, NJ.

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Dr. Angana Nayan Pandya, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
650 S. White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ

Dr. Angana Shah is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sydney Lyle Tyson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Professional Center
Hammonton, NJ

Dr. Sydney Tyson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tyson's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
777 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ

Dr. Barnard Kaplan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Dr. Chirag S Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
650 S. White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ

Dr. Chirag Shah specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lawrenceville, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more.

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Clinical interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, ... (Read more)

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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.
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