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We found 4 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX, Livingston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Fish's areas of expertise consist of diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fish is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Tien Pei Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Tien Wong's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wong is 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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise consist of microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Schefler is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Schefler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Ashraf is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteomyelitis and lyme disease. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Ashraf attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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.