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Dr. Stephen Young Reed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1180 N. Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Stephen Reed is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Reed at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Reed is affiliated with ProMedica.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Stanley L Tao, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1180 N. Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Stanley Tao practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Dr. Tao is professionally affiliated with ProMedica. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Tao is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
725 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Mohammad Peracha is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Peracha average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with ProMedica. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peracha accepts. Dr. Peracha is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Trent Davis Albright, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1180 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Trent Albright specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albright honors. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with ProMedica.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
725 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Meiraj Siddiqui is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui takes. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Siddiqui completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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