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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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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 an ophthalmologist in Vineland, NJ, Blackwood, NJ, and Lawrenceville, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyson's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tyson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Tyson completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute.

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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 ophthalmologist in Vineland, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kaplan obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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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