We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Mcmurray, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3001 Waterdam Plaza Drive; Suite 120
Mcmurray, PA
 

Dr. Darren Hoover is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Hoover is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoover include strabismus. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
3001 Waterdam Plaza Drive; Suite 120
Mcmurray, PA
 

Dr. Hall McGee's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. In his practice, Dr. McGee focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. McGee accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Casey Eye Institute for residency. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3001 Waterdam Plaza Drive; Suite 120
Mcmurray, PA
 

Dr. Edward Chang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chang is conversant in Korean. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Chang attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3001 Waterdam Plaza Drive; Suite 120
Mcmurray, PA
 

Dr. Pinchas Rosenberg is a surgeon and retina specialist. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , macular problems, vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Macular Problems, Vitreous Problems

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.