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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 practices pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Moody studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. Patients rated Dr. Moody highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cook Children's.

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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 practices ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. McHenry is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. McHenry is affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center.

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All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Kartik Kumar sees patients in Irving, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kumar include eye problems. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Shashi Dharma specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is especially interested in glaucoma. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dharma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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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.