We found 23 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Joel Steven Schuman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joel Schuman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Schuman focuses on eye surgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Schuman is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Schuman welcomes new patients. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schuman trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schuman include: American Acad Ophthalmology Honor Award; 1994-Present American Health Assistance Foundation; and National Glaucoma Research Grant. Dr. Schuman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases, cataracts

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Deepinder Kaur Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
203 Lothrop Street; 8 Fl
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhaliwal include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients gave Dr. Dhaliwal an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhaliwal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she speaks Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. Thomas Richard Friberg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1400 Locust Street; Suite 3103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Friberg is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Friberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Friberg include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Friberg is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC St. Margaret. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friberg honors. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ian Patrick Conner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ian Conner's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Conner has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Conner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Peter Joel Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Peter Berkowitz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkowitz is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Berkowitz focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkowitz takes. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. Scott Lawrence Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2026 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Scott Portnoy practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Natrona Heights, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Portnoy's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Portnoy 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. Portnoy accepts. Dr. Portnoy's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Alexander John Anetakis, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
1400 Locust Street; Suite 3103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Anetakis specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Sewickley, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anetakis honors. Before completing his residency at Summa Health System, Dr. Anetakis attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , macular problems, vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Macular Problems, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Paul Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Paul Rosenberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenberg is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Marshall William Stafford, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 Delafield Road; Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Marshall Stafford specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stafford's professional affiliations include VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Stafford is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Stafford attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Christ Anthony Balouris, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
532 S. Aiken Avenue; Suite 103, Aiken Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Christ Balouris' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balouris obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5701 Centre Avenue; Suite L3
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Missry is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Missry obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Missry accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Susan Tonya Stefko, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. S. Stefko's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. She is especially interested in glaucoma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Stefko is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Horizon. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Stefko average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Glaucoma, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Andrew David Krouner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Krouner is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Krouner trained at National Naval Medical Center for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Krouner focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1350 Locust Street; Suite 408
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Hugo Cerri works as an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Cerri's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Presbyterian. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Cerri (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5418 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gipson is an ophthalmologist in Charleroi, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gipson include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Joseph Nissim Martel, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Martel is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Martel speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Martel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.