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

Dr. David Demartini practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Walnut Creek, CA and Oakland, CA. Before performing his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Demartini attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. His clinical interests encompass eye problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Demartini is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demartini accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Demartini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Vineet Batra's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Batra's areas of expertise include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. 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). Dr. Batra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3244 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Clark Tsai works as an ophthalmologist in Concord, CA and Oakland, CA. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tsai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in eye problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Chen speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Erich Horn is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Horn's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Horn's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Horn completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. H. Tanaka is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Tanaka takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tanaka (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Tanaka is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Pascal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pascal has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Doheny Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Pascal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Sorenson performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorenson accepts. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sorenson is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sorenson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Berkeley, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dacanay include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Dacanay is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dacanay trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dacanay (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Dacanay is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Patricia Wong's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. In her practice, Dr. Wong focuses on glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Dickens specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Dickens include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickens's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Melanie Hom specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Oakland, CA. She is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hom attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 700
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Jane Loman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. Dr. Loman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Loman welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dorothy Khong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Alameda, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khong include eye problems. Dr. Khong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Khong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally 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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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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