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We found 7 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Medicare near Southlake, TX.

Dr. Alan Andrew Norman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Alan Norman practices pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Norman include strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norman honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Norman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Norman trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Norman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Griffin Hunt Neurohr, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hunt specializes in plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Hunt is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1602 Lancaster Drive; Suite 102
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Smythe is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Smythe include glaucoma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Smythe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
302 Grapevine Highway
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Marvelli practices pediatric ophthalmology in Fort Worth, TX and Hurst, TX. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Marvelli completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Ptosis

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Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugger include eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Lugger's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Lugger has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems

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Dr. James David Mackey, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1545 E. Southlake Boulevard; Suite 280
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackey attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid 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.