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We found 10 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Mcallen, TX.

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Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2518 W Trenton Street
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Richard Berkowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Berkowitz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berkowitz's professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Juan Gabriel Santiago, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1309 E Ridge Road; Suite #1
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Juan Santiago is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX. Dr. Santiago is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Santiago completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1309 E Ridge Road; Suite 1
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Roberto Diaz-Rohena is a retina specialist in McAllen, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Diaz-Rohena completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1309 East Ridge Road; Suite 1
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Mamta Patel works as a retina specialist. Dr. Patel is especially interested in glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Charles Harvey Campbell, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1801 S 5th Street; Suite 126
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Charles Campbell's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Campbell obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2609 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Parul Desai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai graduated from Government Medical College, Surat and then she performed her residency at Government Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1309 E. Ridge Road; Suite 1
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Nehal Patel, who practices in McAllen, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Grant Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
605 E Violet Avenue; Suite 2
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. William Head is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Head include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Head honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Head attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1910 S 1st Street; Suite 400
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Errol Grannum specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in McAllen, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Grannum accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grannum completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1801 S 5th Street; Suite 207
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Siraya Jaijakul's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Jaijakul graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteomyelitis and lyme disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jaijakul is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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

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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.