We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Brenham, TX.

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Dr. David Mark Brown, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Hwy 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. David Brown's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Brown graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

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Dr. Matthew Steven Benz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Hwy. 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Benz is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Benz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Benz attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2620 Hwy 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Tien Wong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Wong's clinical interests include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. Dr. Wong has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

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Dr. Rosa Yoomee Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Hwy. 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Kim works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX, Brenham, TX, and Livingston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and eye cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1205 S Austin Street
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Steven Beim, who practices in Brenham, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Beim has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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