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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 (Eye Disease)
2518 W Trenton Street
Edinburg, TX

Dr. Richard Berkowitz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Berkowitz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkowitz include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea/External Disease and Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
2821 Michael Angelo; Suite 305
Edinburg, TX
(956) 630-2424

Dr. Vincent Vann is a retina specialist in Edinburg, TX. In his practice, Dr. Vann focuses on uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vann is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Retina/Vitreous Surgery and Uveitis/Immunology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
2609 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
(956) 686-9777

Dr. Parul Desai is an Edinburg, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at Government Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Desai attended Government Medical College, Surat for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retina/Vitreous Surgery and Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
605 E Violet; Suite 2
Mcallen, TX
(956) 631-4533

Dr. William Head is an ophthalmologist in McAllen, TX. Dr. Head's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Cataract/IOL and Anterior Segment


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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.