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We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Medicare near Virginia Beach, VA.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
465 N Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Christopher Kurz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Kurz has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Brooke Army Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1564 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. John Edmonds specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Portsmouth, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, and Chesapeake, VA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edmonds include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Edmonds graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Edmonds has received distinctions including Top 5% Medical School Class, Eastern Va Medical Schoo.l and Osler Research Award, Tulane Ophthalmology Residency Program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1564 Laskin Road; Suite 192
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Mark Pavilack is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Optima Health, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pavilack's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pavilack include: Phi Beta Kapp Honor Society, University of Florida Chapter and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Vanderbilt University Chapter. Dr. Pavilack is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1564 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Leonard Rappaport's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rappaport include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is professionally affiliated with Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1128 Lee Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Dayna Lago is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. She is rated highly by her patients. She has a special interest in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lago accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Lago is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her training includes residency programs at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
968 First Colonial Road; Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Alan Wagner's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Wagner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Hampton Roads Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.