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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Demartini average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demartini accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Demartini graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Demartini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Demartini is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3244 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Clark Tsai specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Concord, CA and Oakland, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tsai completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. V. Batra's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Batra include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Batra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing 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 the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Batra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Batra is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Sophia Chen is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is open to new patients. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Chen speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Uveitis, LASIK, Intraocular Lens Implant, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Sorenson focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sorenson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sorenson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sorenson's 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Horn has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Horn's 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. His 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tanaka include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Tanaka (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers interpreting services 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). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pascal include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Dr. Pascal has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pascal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Loman completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Loman is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Dacanay's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Dacanay attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dacanay (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Dacanay is accepting 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 is an ophthalmologist in Oakland, CA. Dr. Hom's areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She 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. Hom 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 works as an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Dickens is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Dickens has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dorothy Khong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her areas of expertise include eye problems. 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 a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Khong trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khong is open to 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.