We found 8 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merkley's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. 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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Li include brachytherapy (seed implants), diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Li attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Li is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Syed trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for her 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, who practices in San Antonio, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alsheikh accepts. Dr. Alsheikh's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Casey Eye Institute. 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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass 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. Dr. Godley graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Vizzeri average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizzeri takes. Dr. Vizzeri attended medical school at the University of Turin Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Trocme graduated from Karolinska Institute. He trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency.

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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.