We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Butler, PA.

Dr. John Patrick Nairn Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
120 Hollywood Drive
Butler, PA
 

Dr. John Nairn is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nairn completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nairn's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nairn at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
102 Technology Drive
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Marc Hoffman specializes in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoffman completed residency programs at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hoffman's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Macular Problems, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
102 Technology Drive; Suite 120
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Derenzo's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
102 Technology Drive; Suite 120
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Constantine Balouris is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Butler, PA. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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.