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We found 3 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near San Antonio, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Mccullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. John Nicolau is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nicolau include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Nicolau is affiliated with Nix Health. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
102 Palo Alto Road; Suite 450
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Richard Rodriguez works as an ophthalmologist in San Antonio, TX. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Southwest General Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3551 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Steigleman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Steigleman trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. These areas are among Dr. Steigleman's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steigleman takes.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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