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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near West Islip, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Raju Sarwal practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sarwal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. John Passarelli is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Passarelli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Passarelli's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Passarelli attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Passarelli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Passarelli welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Mantauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Edward Riegel's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Riegel is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Riegel attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Riegel (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Willig is an ophthalmologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Willig graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Willig speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Avni sees patients in Brentwood, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Avni (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Avni include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. The average patient rating for Dr. Avni is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avni honors.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Cynthia Hsu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu speaks Spanish.

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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.