We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Aetna HMO near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Rahmani speaks Persian. His clinical interests include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rahmani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rahmani's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Glaucoma, Ptosis, Amblyopia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zeid's clinical interests include strabismus, neurofibromatosis, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zeid has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Muscle Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Randy Epstein sees patients in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
767 Park Avenue West; Suite B300
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Schroeder's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Schroeder trained at Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroeder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Cancer, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Bradley E Ruff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Ll84
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Ruff works as an ophthalmologist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Ruff attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Michael Reese Hospital. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruff accepts. Dr. Ruff's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Botox ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Molly Gilbert practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center.

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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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