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

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). Dr. Demartini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Demartini is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Before performing his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Demartini attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Demartini has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Demartini has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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 is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Kresge Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Vineet Batra is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Batra is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Batra 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Sophia Chen practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Oakland, CA. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. In her practice, Dr. Chen focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Berkeley, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sorenson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sorenson attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sorenson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. George Tanaka is an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Dr. Tanaka attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Tanaka (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Erich Horn is an ophthalmologist in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Horn average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Horn include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Horn is 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Steven Pascal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pascal honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Pascal attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pascal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Jane Loman, who practices in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Loman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Loman include macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loman accepts. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dacanay include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dacanay accepts. Dr. Dacanay (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Dacanay is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Patricia Wong's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Wong (or staff) is conversant in Cantonese. She also offers language support for patients who speak Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Christopher Dickens' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dickens's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Dickens takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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. Dr. Hom has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has an open panel. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at California Pacific Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dorothy Khong's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khong include eye problems. Dr. Khong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Khong's training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Khong (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Khong 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.