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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 is a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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 following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Li attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. Patients gave Dr. Merkley an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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. Misha Fatima Syed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Misha Syed sees patients in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Syed is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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 specializes in corneal and external diseases. In his practice, Dr. Alsheikh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Dr. Alsheikh has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Alappatt include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Alappatt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Godley attended Harvard Medical School. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes 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: , 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). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vizzeri include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Trocme's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Karolinska Institute, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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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.