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We found 3 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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Moody is affiliated with Cook Children's. Dr. Moody honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Moody attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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 specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. He works in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. McHenry's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McHenry is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dharma include glaucoma. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Dharma 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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All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.