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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept CIGNA Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. David H Berman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
185 Montague Street; Penthouse Suite
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Berman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Berman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Berman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berman include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Steven Seidman, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1405 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Seidman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Seidman's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Seidman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems, cataracts

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Sherman's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Samer Amin Khosrof, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
333 86th Street; Suite 1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Samer Khosrof's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Khosrof takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khosrof graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khosrof (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, cataracts, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
9201 Fourth Avenue; Suite #501
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Chitra Radhakrishnan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Radhakrishnan's areas of expertise include glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Radhakrishnan attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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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.