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Dr. Bruce Robert Saran, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1011 West Baltimore Pike; Medical Office Building
West Grove, PA

Dr. Bruce Saran works as a retina specialist in West Chester, PA, Exton, PA, and West Grove, PA. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Riddle Hospital, and Chester County Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Saran has an open panel. Dr. Saran attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark for residency. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. James B Carty Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 W Baltimore Pike
West Grove, PA

Dr. James Carty practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Carty studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carty accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Carty's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Jennersville Regional Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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.
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