Finding Providers
loading

We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Gold Compass 0 near Latrobe, PA.

Dr. Phillip Hyunchul Choo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1 Aesthetic Way
Greensburg, PA
 

Dr. Phillip Choo is an eye plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Clairton, PA. Dr. Choo attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has a special interest in plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Choo (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

Read more

Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Daniel Eugene Buerger, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1 Aesthetic Way
Greensburg, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Buerger is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Buerger is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buerger's clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Buerger graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

Read more

Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Vittone is an ophthalmologist in Latrobe, PA, Laughlintown, PA, and Somerset, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vittone include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Vittone is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vittone graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vittone trained at Wills Eye Institute.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Vittone is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vittone's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Michael Vittone practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vittone's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Vittone is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vittone honors.

Read more

Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

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.