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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Edinburg, TX.

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Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2518 W Trenton Street
Edinburg, TX

Dr. Richard Berkowitz is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Berkowitz performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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. Berkowitz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2821 Michael Angelo; Suite 305
Edinburg, TX

Dr. Vincent Vann is a retina specialist. Dr. Vann's areas of expertise consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vann takes.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2609 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX

Dr. Parul Desai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Surat and residency at Government Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Desai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
605 E Violet; Suite 2
Mcallen, TX

Dr. William Head works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Head's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.