We found 5 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 in Pittsburgh, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Evans City, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoover average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hoover attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Hall McGee is a physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. Dr. McGee obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Casey Eye Institute. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Edward Chang's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chang has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chang is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Dawn Herzig works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Herzig has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus. She is affiliated with UPMC Mercy. Before performing her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Dr. Herzig attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Vassar Heil, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
455 Valleybrrok Road; Suite 300
Mcmurray, PA
 

Dr. Brian Heil is a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Heil honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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.
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