We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Erie, PA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
311 W. 24th Street; Suite 401
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Robert Haverly's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Haverly accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4000 Sterrettania Road
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Helen Davis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Davis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ruben Kuruvilla, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
311 W 24th Street; Suite 401
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Ruben Kuruvilla is an Erie, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuruvilla accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kuruvilla attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Anthony David Sala II, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
128 W 12th Street; Suite 200
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Sala practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sala accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sala is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Dr. Michael Evan Sala, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
128 W 12th Street; Suite 200
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sala is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sala is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Sala accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.
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