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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Medicare near Sayre, PA.

Dr. Thomas William Wilson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1 Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Wilson is a specialist in surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Wilson's practice, he is particularly interested in eye surgery. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , retinopathy of prematurity

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhri's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chaudhri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. In Dr. Chaudhri's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City. Dr. Chaudhri attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Hudock practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Hudock is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA
 

Dr. Lester McDonald is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients rated Dr. McDonald highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McDonald accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA
 

Dr. Terence Devine's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Devine studied medicine at New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Devine a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Devine (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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.