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We found 4 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
2602 Hwy 36 S
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. David Brown is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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Dr. Tien Pei Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2620 Hwy 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Tien Wong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Brenham, TX, and Livingston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Wong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Wong 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Highway 36 S
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. Her areas of expertise include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. Dr. Schefler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefler has an open panel. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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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.