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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
2602 Hwy 36 S
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. David Brown is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His practice 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. 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 works in Houston, TX, Brenham, TX, and Livingston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Benz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2620 Hwy 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Tien Wong is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise consist of 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 honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Highway 36 S
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Schefler's areas of clinical interest consist of microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Schefler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Hwy. 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Kim is a retina specialist. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her areas of expertise include uveitis, 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. Kim honors. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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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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.