We found 14 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Shield near Berkeley, CA.

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Dr. David Robert Demartini, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 608
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. David Demartini is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Demartini is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Demartini has an open panel. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Demartini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Vineet Nicholas Batra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 105
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineet Batra's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Batra include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Batra is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3244 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Clark Tsai, who practices in Concord, CA and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Tsai is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tsai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Tsai welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Sophia Tzu-Huei Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 9th Street; Suite 205
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sophia Chen, who practices in Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include eye problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. She is conversant in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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Dr. Erich Paul Horn, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Erich Horn works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Horn is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Horn completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Horn is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. George George Tanaka, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 103
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. H. Tanaka's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Tanaka is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Tanaka attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tanaka (or staff) speaks Japanese. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian.

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Dr. Steven Gray Pascal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 700
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Pascal works as an ophthalmologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pascal has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pascal's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3010 Colby Street; Suite 114
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Sorenson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sorenson's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sorenson at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorenson honors. Dr. Sorenson has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Leonardo M Dacanay Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1911 Addison Street; Suite 101
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Leonardo Dacanay works as an ophthalmologist in Berkeley, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dacanay include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Dacanay is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Dacanay attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dacanay (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Dacanay is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Melanie Lynn Hom, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Hom practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hom include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hom attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hom completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Patricia Cheoy Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 103
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Wong works as an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. She has a special interest in glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 700
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Jane Loman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Loman's clinical interests: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Loman completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Loman is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 103
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Dickens is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dickens's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In his practice, Dr. Dickens focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Dickens honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dorothy Khong is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khong is especially interested in eye problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Khong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Khong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Imaging Procedures, Nerve Problems, Eye Problems

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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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