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

Dr. David Demartini is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Demartini include cornea problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Demartini is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demartini honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Demartini attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Demartini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Demartini welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. V. Batra works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Batra graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3244 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Clark Tsai is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Concord, CA and Oakland, CA. Dr. Tsai's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Kresge Eye Institute. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Tsai average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks 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 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson is a Berkeley, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sorenson's 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sorenson attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sorenson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Sorenson 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Horn attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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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Dr. George George Tanaka, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 103
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. George Tanaka is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tanaka is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at California Pacific Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanaka (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian-speaking patients. Dr. Tanaka is affiliated with 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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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Imaging Procedures, Iridotomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Pascal works as an ophthalmologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Pascal's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Doheny Eye Institute's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Leonardo Dacanay is an ophthalmologist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Dacanay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Dacanay is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Dacanay is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Patient ratings for Dr. Dacanay average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dacanay is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. Dr. Loman is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Loman is open to new patients. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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

Dr. Melanie Hom is an ophthalmologist in Oakland, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. In Dr. Hom's practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Patricia Wong sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). She has an open panel.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. These areas are among Dr. Dickens's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dorothy Khong sees patients in Alameda, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khong has a special interest in eye problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Khong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Khong welcomes 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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