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We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Los Alamitos, CA.

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

Dr. Ehsan Sadri's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sadri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Sadri focuses on glaucoma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri takes. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

Dr. Donald Natale Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Serafano's areas of expertise include hylaform, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Serafano completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Carlos Martinez, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martinez's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Martinez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Thuc-Trinh T Nhu, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 130
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Thuc-Trinh Nhu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nhu include blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Nhu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Nhu (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. She is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7851 Walker Street; Suite 207
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Ilan Hartstein works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartstein studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hartstein trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hartstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Larry Wayne Freeman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; #204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Larry Freeman works as an ophthalmologist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Freeman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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.