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We found 24 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Schuman attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Schuman has indicated that his clinical interests include eye surgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schuman's distinctions include: American Acad Ophthalmology Honor Award; 1994-Present American Health Assistance Foundation; and National Glaucoma Research Grant. Dr. Schuman (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhaliwal include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dhaliwal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Dhaliwal completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is conversant in Punjabi. She is affiliated with 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

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Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Leela Raju is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Raju trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Raju is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Thomas Friberg is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Friberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Friberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC St. Margaret.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Conner at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conner include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alexander Anetakis is a surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Anetakis 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. Anetakis accepts. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Summa Health System's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Marshall William Stafford, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 Delafield Road; Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Marshall Stafford practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Stafford include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Peter Berkowitz, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Berkowitz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Berkowitz attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Berkowitz's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. S. Stefko is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Stefko is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Horizon.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

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

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

Dr. Scott Portnoy's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Portnoy include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His 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. Dr. Portnoy's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Paul Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Paul Rosenberg practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

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

Dr. Christ Balouris is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Balouris graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Balouris completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balouris honors. In addition to English, he speaks 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Missry accepts. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

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

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

Dr. Andrew Krouner works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Krouner attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krouner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Lawrence Laray Gipson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5418 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gipson is an ophthalmologist in Charleroi, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Gipson is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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.

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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 surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Martel is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Martel speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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.