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
1220 New Scotland Road; Suite 303
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. Sai Gandham is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Gandham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Albany Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Gandham has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an ophthalmologist in Slingerlands, NY. Patients gave Dr. Simon an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in eye problems. He is affiliated with Albany Medical Center. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon accepts. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Sign Language.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Asher Weiner practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Weiner focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hadassah University Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with 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
1240 New Scotland Road; Suite 201
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. Steven Simmons is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Simmons attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Clinical interests for Dr. Simmons include glaucoma. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Albany Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Robert Schultze is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Schultze's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 his 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 Ophthalmology
3 Atrium Drive; Suite 100
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Manijeh Contractor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Persian. Dr. Contractor has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital, Troy and Samaritan Hospital. Before completing her residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Contractor attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Dr. Contractor is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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

Dr. Robert Eden is an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, Dr. Eden (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Eden is affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Eden completed residency programs at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Eden is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Perlmutter graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perlmutter include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perlmutter takes. He is affiliated with 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.