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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Coventry Silver near Altoona, PA.

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Dr. Ufuk Fusun Cardakli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite F3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. U. Cardakli works as an ophthalmologist. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cardakli is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cardakli graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Renee Jones works as an ophthalmologist in Lebanon, PA and Altoona, PA. In her practice, Dr. Jones focuses on anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Jones is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Lebanon VA Medical Center. She attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jones trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Robert Todd Bechtel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Robert Bechtel is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bechtel has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bechtel attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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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. Dr. Budd's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Budd studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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.