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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kurz's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kurz 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' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Edmonds attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Edmonds honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Edmonds include: Top 5% Medical School Class, Eastern Va Medical Schoo.l and Osler Research Award, Tulane Ophthalmology Residency Program. His professional 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavilack include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Pavilack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He takes MAMSI, Optima Health, Cigna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Beta Kapp Honor Society, University of Florida Chapter and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Vanderbilt University Chapter. Dr. Pavilack speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Rappaport is professionally affiliated with Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Rappaport attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lago is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Lago attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lago is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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 area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Wagner attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Wagner has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wagner has received the distinction of Hampton Roads Super Doctors.

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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.