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Dr. Paul Andrew Garfinkle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH

Dr. Paul Garfinkle's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Garfinkle studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garfinkle takes.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Sanjeev Dewan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH

Dr. Sanjeev Dewan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Alliance, OH, North W. Canton, OH, and Canton, OH. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Dewan accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Bart J Brine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
32 E Broadway
Alliance, OH

Dr. Bart Brine is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brine include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Salem Regional Medical Center. Dr. Brine graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brine completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patients rated Dr. Brine highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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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