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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 608
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. David Demartini's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demartini is especially interested in cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Demartini is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. Dr. Demartini has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Demartini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Pterygium Surgery, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 105
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. V. Batra specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Batra is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batra honors. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3244 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Clark Tsai sees patients in Concord, CA and Oakland, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Tsai completed a residency program at Kresge Eye Institute. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 9th Street; Suite 205
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sophia Chen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include eye problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chen completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Chen speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Tear Duct Probing, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sorenson attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Sorenson has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sorenson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Erich Horn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Horn accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Horn speaks Spanish. He 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. Dr. Horn's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. George Tanaka works as an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Tanaka takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tanaka (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian-speaking patients.

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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Imaging Procedures, Iridotomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Pascal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Pascal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Pascal's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1911 Addison Street; Suite 101
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Leonardo Dacanay practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Berkeley, CA. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Dacanay is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dacanay's training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Dacanay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Jane Loman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. Dr. Loman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Patricia Wong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Wong (or staff) is conversant in Cantonese. She also offers language support for Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Christopher Dickens is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickens takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dickens trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Hom works as an ophthalmologist in Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hom include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Hom takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dorothy Khong's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Khong include eye problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Khong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Khong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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