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We found 9 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Rosa Tang sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave Dr. Tang a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include 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, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Helen Li's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. These areas are among her clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Li's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Li 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. She welcomes 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. Kevin H Merkley, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Merkley practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merkley's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Merkley's training includes a residency program at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

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

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 is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Syed trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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's specialty is corneal and external diseases. In his practice, Dr. Alsheikh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alsheikh graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Casey Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Alsheikh has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

Dr. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2302 Ave P
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. John Alappatt's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Alappatt's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Bernard Godley is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Godley focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Godley honors. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Godley completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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, who practices in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Vizzeri focuses on glaucoma. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at the University of Turin Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vizzeri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
815 Market Street
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Stefan Trocme's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trocme is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Trocme attended medical school at Karolinska Institute.

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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.