We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Los Alamitos, 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 works in Newport Beach, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Anaheim, CA. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Sadri include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Sadri performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadri's practice 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at 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 distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez 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

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

Dr. Ilan Hartstein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hartstein's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartstein honors. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hartstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Thuc-Trinh Nhu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Nhu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nhu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nhu (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French.

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

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

Dr. Larry Freeman works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Serafano obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serafano include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Serafano takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks 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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