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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haverly attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4000 Sterrettania Road
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Helen Davis is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Davis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Ruben Kuruvilla works as an ophthalmologist in Erie, PA. In his practice, Dr. Kuruvilla focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Kuruvilla trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Kuruvilla honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sala is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Sala specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Erie, PA. Dr. Sala is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sala's residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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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.