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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Sadri completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Sadri include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Donald Serafano specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Serafano honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Serafano attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Martinez practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Long Beach, CA. His clinical interests include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Martinez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Martinez has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and 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, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sasaki's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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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 sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Freeman's clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Freeman is conversant in Spanish.

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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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