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Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite F3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. U. Cardakli's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Cardakli's clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardakli accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Renee Jones' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Jones honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Lebanon VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Robert Bechtel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Altoona, PA. Dr. Bechtel's clinical interests include strabismus. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bechtel accepts. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Bechtel is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Robert Budd is an ophthalmologist in Altoona, PA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Budd is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Budd attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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.