We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Fall River, MA.

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Dr. Paul Jorge Botelho, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1741 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Paul Botelho's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Botelho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Botelho include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea problems. Dr. Botelho is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Saint Anne's Hospital (Fall River, MA). He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Botelho accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Botelho has received the following distinction: Health Professions Scholarship Recipient at Boston University School of Medicine.. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. John Donahue works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Donahue's clinical interests include strabismus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Donahue's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinction: *specialty Is Pediatric Ophthaolmology & Strabismus*. He is conversant in Portuguese. Dr. Donahue's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Paul Beade practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataracts. Dr. Beade is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and Saint Anne's Hospital (Fall River, MA). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Beade has received distinctions including Ear & Throat Hospital; Outstanding Category At Brown Medical School (highest Distinction At Brown Med School); and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1030 President Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Levy, who practices in Fall River, MA and Brockton, MA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In his practice, Dr. Levy focuses on cataract surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient ratings for Dr. Levy average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Saint Anne's Hospital (Fall River, MA). Dr. Levy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous ... (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.
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