We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Gold Compass 0 near Latrobe, PA.

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Dr. Phillip Hyunchul Choo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1 Aesthetic Way
Greensburg, PA
 

Dr. Phillip Choo is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in Pittsburgh, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Clairton, PA. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In his practice, Dr. Choo focuses on reconstructive surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Daniel E Buerger, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1 Aesthetic Way
Greensburg, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Buerger's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buerger's clinical interests encompass reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Buerger is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Michael Vittone works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Vittone has indicated that his clinical interests include cataracts. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Vittone is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Vittone works as an ophthalmologist in Latrobe, PA and Somerset, PA. Dr. Vittone has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Vittone graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Vittone is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Latrobe, PA and Somerset, PA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vittone takes. Dr. Vittone attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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