We found 6 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkowitz include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkowitz is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Vincent Vann's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Vann graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, vitreous problems

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2609 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Parul Desai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Government Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, vitreous problems

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Carlos Manrique De Lara, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2518 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Manrique practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Manrique include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manrique accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. William Head is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataracts. Dr. Head is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

Dr. Carlos Ramon Ayala, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 E Dove Avenue; Suite F and G
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Ayala works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in McAllen, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayala's clinical interests include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and rosacea. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayala accepts. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ayala completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ayala speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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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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