We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near West Des Moines, IA.

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Dr. Douglas Robert Casady, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. Douglas Casady is a West Des Moines, IA physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Casady completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casady takes.

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Dr. James A Davison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway; Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. James Davison practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Marshalltown, IA and West Des Moines, IA. These areas are among his clinical interests: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davison's education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. Kyle Alliman is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. John Trible works as an ophthalmologist in Marshalltown, IA and West Des Moines, IA. Dr. Trible graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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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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