We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E Spring Street; Suite 327
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Newport Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sadri completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Martinez has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Irene Fong Sasaki, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1045 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 1007
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Irene Sasaki is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sasaki has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sasaki completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Larry Wayne Freeman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Freeman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Freeman is professionally affiliated with AppleCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Procedures, Cataract ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald N Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Serafano's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Serafano attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Glasses, Botox Injection, Posterior Capsular Opacification, Hylaform, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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