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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Schuman's areas of expertise include the following: eye surgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. His distinctions include: American Acad Ophthalmology Honor Award; 1994-Present American Health Assistance Foundation; and National Glaucoma Research Grant. Dr. Schuman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices corneal and external diseases. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Dhaliwal performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dhaliwal is conversant in 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

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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. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Raju attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Raju's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She 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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patients rated Dr. Friberg highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friberg takes. Dr. Friberg graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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 him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Conner include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Conner attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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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. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Anetakis trained at Summa Health System for his residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Anetakis 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 professionally 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. Marshall William Stafford, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 Delafield Road; Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Marshall Stafford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stafford is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and UPMC St. Margaret. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Stafford's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts 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. Peter Joel Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Peter Berkowitz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Berkowitz highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkowitz obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is affiliated with 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 a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stefko's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and reconstructive surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Stefko's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Portnoy include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Portnoy attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenberg include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg takes. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is professionally 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. Andrew David Krouner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Krouner practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Krouner attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Charleroi, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gipson takes. Dr. Gipson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Greek. He has indicated that his clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Balouris is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Balouris attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Missry is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

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

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

Dr. Hugo Cerri is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cerri attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cerri trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cerri (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, 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.