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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). Dr. Weiner's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus. After completing medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hadassah University Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Weiner is 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
1220 New Scotland Road; Suite 303
Slingerlands, NY
 

Dr. Sai Gandham works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Gandham (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Gandham is professionally affiliated with Albany Medical Center. Dr. Gandham is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gandham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Slingerlands, NY. He speaks Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Simon include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Albany Medical Center. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Simon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Simmons's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Albany Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Albany, NY, Clifton Park, NY, and South Schodack, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Contractor include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, Troy and Samaritan Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at The National University of Iran and residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Contractor honors.

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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. Dr. Schultze has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany Medical Center, and Albany Memorial Hospital. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schultze accepts. Dr. Schultze attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Eden's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Eden (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Albany, NY. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Perlmutter performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perlmutter is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Albany Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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.