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We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Family Health Plus near Slingerlands, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3 Atrium Drive; Suite 100
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Asher Weiner, who practices in Albany, NY, Clifton Park, NY, and South Schodack, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Weiner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus. He attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hadassah University Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital, Troy and Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 New Scotland Road; Suite 303
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. Sai Gandham is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Slingerlands, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Gandham is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gandham include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Gandham is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Gandham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Albany Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Dr. John Willard Simon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 New Scotland Road; Suite 202
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. John Simon is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Slingerlands, NY. His areas of expertise include eye problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Simon average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Simon attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He speaks Sign Language. He is affiliated with Albany Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1240 New Scotland Road; Suite 201
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. Steven Simmons' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Simmons is especially interested in glaucoma. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Simmons is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Albany Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Manijeh Contractor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3 Atrium Drive; Suite 100
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Manijeh Contractor is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from The National University of Iran. For her professional training, Dr. Contractor completed residency programs at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Contractor is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Persian. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital, Troy and Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Robert Lee Schultze, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9 Vista Boulevard; Suite 100
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. Robert Schultze works as an ophthalmologist in Slingerlands, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Schultze is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schultze is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany Medical Center, and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
9 Vista Boulevard; Suite 100
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. Robert Eden practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Eden (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. In his practice, Dr. Eden focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Eden is affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Eden completed his residency training at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
35 Hackett Blve; Professional Building
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Perlmutter is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Albany, NY. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perlmutter trained at Albany Medical Center. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Perlmutter accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Albany Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.