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

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

Dr. Angana Shah's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Before performing her residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Shah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Shah is conversant in 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
777 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ

Dr. Barnard Kaplan is an ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Kaplan attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Sydney Tyson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Tyson is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyson takes. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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

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

Dr. Chirag Shah specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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.