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We found 157 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Medicare near Mercer Island, WA.

Dr. Lisa Carol Olmos De Koo, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Lisa Olmos is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Olmos include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Dr. Olmos is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Keck Medicine of USC. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olmos honors. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Olmos has received distinctions including Sjorgren's Syndrome Foundation Student Fellowship Award Winner; AMWA Scholastic Achievement Award; and Owl Award for Excellence. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, eye trauma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Trager Cabrera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
325 - 9th Avenue; Hmc, Box 359894 - Ophthalmology
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Michelle Cabrera is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Her professional affiliations include Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's. Dr. Cabrera accepts Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cabrera (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , amblyopia (lazy eye), retinopathy of prematurity, Ptosis, cataracts

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ptosis, Amblyopia, Cataracts

Dr. Gurunadh Atmaram Vemulakonda, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
325 9th Avenue; 4th Floor West Clinic
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Gurunadh Vemulakonda is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vemulakonda attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Vemulakonda's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Eye Problems, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Infections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristina Dphil Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Ophthalmology
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and craniofacial disorders. Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Overseas Research Student Award, U.K.; Top Doctors in Pasadena Award; and Award for Excellence in Resident Training - Doheny Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , eye movement disorders, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Craniofacial Disorders

Dr. Richard Stanley Munsen Jr., MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
325 9th Avenue; Hmc Box 359608
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Richard Munsen practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Seattle, WA. Dr. Munsen's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Munsen completed a residency program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and Harborview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, eye trauma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Courtney Erin Flanagan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
325 9th Avenue; Box 359607
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Courtney Francis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Francis is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

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Dr. David Neal Drucker, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 116th Avenue Ne, Suite #110, Suite #110; Eastview Professional Building
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. David Drucker's medical specialty is legal medicine and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Drucker honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Rochester General Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Drucker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Bayard Chambers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
325 - 9th Avenue; Hmc, Box 359608 - Eye Institute
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Christopher Chambers specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Seattle, WA. Dr. Chambers's professional affiliations include Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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Dr. Francine Marie Baran, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1500 - 116th Avenue Ne; Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center Cb-11
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Francine Baran is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and ptosis. Her professional affiliations include Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Baran attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Baran is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, glaucoma, Ptosis, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Ptosis, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Robert Banitt, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Michael Banitt practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, cornea problems, and cataracts. Dr. Banitt is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Banitt is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

Dr. Michael Lewis Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12301 10th Place Ne
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Michael Gilbert is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gilbert (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and German. In his practice, Dr. Gilbert focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilbert takes Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Seattle Super Doctors and Seattle Magazine Top Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tueng T Shen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Tueng Shen sees patients in Seattle, WA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shen attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Shen (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and Dutch. Dr. Shen is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. William Todd Johnston, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
904 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. William Johnston's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is affiliated with The Polyclinic. Dr. Johnston accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Johnston is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Pterygium Surgery, Complex Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janet Jih-Ren Chieh, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 9th Avenue; Mailstop: C4-opt
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Janet Chieh is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Dr. Chieh is affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Chieh's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Lynn Mahoney, MD, PhD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 Jefferson Street; 7th Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Kathryn Pepple is an ophthalmologist. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine. Dr. Pepple honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , intermediate uveitis (pars planitis), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Intermediate Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Tony Huu Huynh, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1101 Madison Street; Suite 700
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Tony Huynh is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular hole, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Huynh accepts Medicare insurance. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Pacific Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal ... (Read more)

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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.