We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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Dr. John Phillip Myers, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Myers is a retina specialist in Pensacola, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL. Dr. Myers attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Myers completed residency programs at St. John's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Myers honors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Magdalena Florez Shuler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Magdalena Shuler practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Panama City, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. On average, patients gave Dr. Shuler a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shuler takes.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Sunil Gupta, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Gupta specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
906b Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Karen Stein is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Stein is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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