We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang works as a neurologist and ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, Ptosis, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin H Merkley, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Merkley is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Merkley include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Merkley attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Merkley is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Helen Ka-Fun Li, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Utmb - galveston; Department of Ophthalmology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Li sees patients in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Li's clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Li is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Cancer, Eye Problems, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Misha Fatima Syed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Misha Syed is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX. In her practice, Dr. Syed focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Syed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Syed trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Oday Jawad Alsheikh, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
301 University Boulevard; Suite
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Oday Alsheikh is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Casey Eye Institute. In Dr. Alsheikh's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. Bernard Farrow Godley, PhD, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Godley is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Godley 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. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gianmarco D Vizzeri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Gianmarco Vizzeri is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vizzeri has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Vizzeri studied medicine at the University of Turin Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
815 Market Street
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Stefan Trocme's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Karolinska Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. These areas are among Dr. Trocme's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea 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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