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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at UPMC Presbyterian for residency. She speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah 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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Tyson's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
777 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ

Dr. Barnard Kaplan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In Dr. Kaplan's practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kaplan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Kaplan 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include 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.
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