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We found 13 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Demartini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Demartini's areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Demartini is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Demartini has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Clark Szumin Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3244 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Clark Tsai practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Concord, CA and Oakland, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Tsai performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). Dr. Tsai welcomes new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Batra focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Batra is open to new patients. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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. Dr. Chen speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Berkeley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sorenson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Sorenson studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sorenson trained at California Pacific Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sorenson 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Horn focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Horn graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. He is conversant in 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 has an open panel.

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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. H. Tanaka is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tanaka include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanaka graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Tanaka (or staff) speaks Japanese. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Russian, Chinese, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Tanaka's professional 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. Steven Gray Pascal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 700
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Pascal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pascal has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pascal graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Pascal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal is accepting 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Loman include macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Dacanay attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dacanay include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dacanay (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Melanie Hom sees patients in Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hom graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hom include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hom 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. She is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong's clinical interests include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Wong (or staff) is conversant in Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services 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). Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dickens attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickens include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.