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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Irving, TX.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3200 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Everett Moody specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Irving, TX and Arlington, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include strabismus. Dr. Moody is affiliated with Cook Children's. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Moody completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. John Geiser McHenry, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology
1341 W Mockingbird Lane; Suite 240w
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John McHenry is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McHenry accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. McHenry attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4301 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 107
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Shashi Dharma is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Dharma is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors 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: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Maria Q Husain, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
440 W Hwy 635; Suite 300
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Maria Husain is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Antonio, TX and Irving, TX. In her practice, Dr. Husain focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Husain is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Husain trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Husain (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Husain is affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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.