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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 ocular plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Choo graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Choo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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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 eye plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buerger takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. Dr. Buerger is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Vittone practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Vittone is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vittone accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Vittone sees patients in Latrobe, PA, Laughlintown, PA, and Somerset, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Vittone at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vittone include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Michael Vittone, who practices in Latrobe, PA and Somerset, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Vittone include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Vittone trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.