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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis (or staff) speaks the following 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Erie, PA. In his practice, Dr. Kuruvilla focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuruvilla is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Kuruvilla's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Sala an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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.

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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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Sala attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors 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.