We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Taunton, MA.

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Dr Stephen Philip Christiansen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Stephen Christiansen is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christiansen accepts. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He has received distinctions including Secretariat Award, AAO; Best Teaching Faculty Award, Univ MN Dept Ophthalmol; and Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Division and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Christiansen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems, Cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr Tony N Pira MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Tony Pira's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Pira focuses on cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Pira is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Director of Adult Ophthalmologic Services, Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center Eye Clinic; Associate Residency Program Director, Boston University Department of Opthalmology; and Clinical Director, Department of Ophthalmology, 2015-present. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Eye Problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Steven D Ness MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Steven Ness is a retina specialist. Dr. Ness attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ness include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Division, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ness's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment

Dr Jean E Ramsey MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Jean Ramsey is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Ramsey (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Her areas of clinical interest consist of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Before performing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Ramsey attended Boston University School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ramsey include: Magna Cum Laude, B.U. School of Medicine President Mass Soc of Eye Physician Surg; Vice-President of BUSM Alpha Omega Alpha Hewlett-Packard Company Medical Group Award, graduation; and Resident Educator Award Am Acad of Ophthal, Board of Trustees. Dr. Ramsey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Susannah Rowe sees patients in Taunton, MA and Boston, MA. Her medical specialties are public health & general preventive medicine and ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery and cataracts. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Rowe completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks Spanish, Albanian, and Haitian Creole. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Alexander Levine's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Levine's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Levine's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Eye Problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

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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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