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We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Open Access near Goodyear, AZ.

Dr. Andrew Ian Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1626 N Litchfield Road; Suite 110
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Andrew Rabinowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Phoenix, AZ, Surprise, AZ, and Goodyear, AZ. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowitz include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1626 N Litchfield Road; Suite 110
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Neil Atodaria practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Phoenix, AZ, Goodyear, AZ, and Mesa, AZ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Atodaria include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1626 N Litchfield Road; Suite 110
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Howard Berlin is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Berlin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For Dr. Berlin's professional training, Dr. Berlin completed residency programs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Berlin has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berlin takes. Dr. Berlin is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Sushma Rai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1626 N Litchfield Road; Suite 110
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Sushma Rai is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Rai is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur University, and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Interfaith Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Rai is affiliated with Banner Health.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that occurs when drainage canals within the eye become clogged or blocked. Fluid builds up within the eye, and the increasing pressure damages the optic nerve. It is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and the primary cause of blindness among African Americans.

The most common form of glaucoma, accounting for more than 90% of all cases, is called open-angle glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the drainage canals become clogged but are not blocked entirely. Because some fluid is still able to drain, people with this type of glaucoma may feel fine and not have any symptoms for years after the onset of the disease. Later on, patients will notice a loss of peripheral vision, or darkness and blurriness at the sides of their visual field. When they look straight at something, their vision will be as good as it ever was. Unfortunately, by this time, the glaucoma is already at a severe stage, and without treatment it can lead to complete blindness.

There are other, less common types of glaucoma. Angle-closure glaucoma is an acute form of glaucoma that comes on very suddenly. The drainage canals become blocked and pressure within the eye rises very rapidly. Patients will have a sudden loss of vision along with headaches or nausea. This type of glaucoma needs to be treated right away. Rarely, children can be born with glaucoma or develop it in infancy. Babies with glaucoma may shy away from bright lights, be irritable, or have poor appetites.

Because glaucoma most often does not have symptoms in the early stages, it is important to have regular eye exams to check for glaucoma, especially if you are at risk. High risk groups include African Americans, Latinos, people with diabetes, and anyone over age 60. An eye doctor can check for glaucoma in several different ways. A visual field test checks for loss of peripheral vision. A dilated eye exam allows the doctor to see the optic nerve and inspect it for damage. A test called tonometry, in which a tiny puff of air is blown at the eye, checks the pressure within the eye and screens specifically for glaucoma.

Once you have a diagnosis, treatment depends on the type and stage of glaucoma that you have. Most people with glaucoma treat it with medicated eye drops. These drops help decrease fluid production within the eye and increase drainage. If medications aren’t enough, another option is to have surgery to open up the drainage canals. Although surgery can halt the progression of glaucoma, it cannot restore vision that has already been lost to the disease.