We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Platinum near Phoenix, AZ.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4800 N 22nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Andrew Rabinowitz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Rabinowitz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Rabinowitz is professionally affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
500 W Thomas Road; Suite #250
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. George Yanik works as an ophthalmologist in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Yanik has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Sushma Rai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4800 N. 22nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Sushma Rai is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rai attended Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur University, and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Interfaith Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
650 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Neil Atodaria is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix VA Health Care System and Banner Health. Dr. Atodaria is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
650 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Howard Berlin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Phoenix, AZ, Goodyear, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlin include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Berlin's professional affiliations include Phoenix VA Health Care System and Banner Health. Dr. Berlin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Berlin's training includes residency programs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Berlin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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.
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