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Dr. Paul Andrew Garfinkle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Paul Garfinkle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Alliance, OH, North W. Canton, OH, and Canfield, OH. Dr. Garfinkle is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garfinkle honors.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Sanjeev Dewan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Sanjeev Dewan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dewan accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dewan is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Richard Aaron Lehrer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Richard Lehrer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Lehrer average 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Lehrer is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lehrer completed residency programs at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Bart J Brine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
32 E Broadway
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Bart Brine works as an ophthalmologist in Salem, OH and Alliance, OH. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Brine's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Brine attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, 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.
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