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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept First Health PPO near Livingston, TX.

Dr. Richard Harris Fish, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Fish specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Houston, TX, Livingston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Fish attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Fish has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

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Dr. Matthew Steven Benz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Benz is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Houston, TX, Brenham, TX, and Livingston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Benz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Tien Wong is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise consist of pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

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Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Schefler's areas of clinical interest consist of microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Schefler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Madiha Ashraf, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
 

Dr. Madiha Ashraf's specialty is adult infectious disease. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Ashraf's areas of expertise include osteomyelitis and lyme disease. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ashraf is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Consultation, Lyme Disease, Eye Problems, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS

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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.