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We found 3 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare near Phoenixville, PA.

Dr. Nancy W Lee Wilson-Crawford, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA

Dr. Nancy Crawford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Springfield, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Crawford is affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Cynthia Lee Alley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA

Dr. Cynthia Alley is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Phoenixville, PA, Springfield, PA, and Meadowbrook, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in eye problems. Dr. Alley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital, Abington Health, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Alley attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. An Thien Vo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA

Dr. An Vo's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive corneal surgery, dry eyes, and cornea problems. She is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. Dr. Vo's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Vo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , dry eyes, eye problems, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Refractive Corneal Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea 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.