We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Orange, CA.

Dr. Michael Bruce Lappin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lappin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Santa Ana, CA. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lappin's clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and intraocular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lappin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Ehsan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
947 South Anaheim Boulevard; Suite 120
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadri is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

Dr. Anand Bipin Bhatt, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Anand Bhatt is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bhatt accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatt (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Bhatt is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Richard Allen Hill, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 N Tustin Avenue; 240
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hill is an ophthalmologist in Santa Ana, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hill at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Hill is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Research, Glaucoma

Dr. Herman Lloyd Rundle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1031 W Chapman Avenue; Suite 203
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Herman Rundle practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rundle has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Rundle is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

Dr. David E Yomtoob, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 311
Orange, CA
 

Dr. David Yomtoob sees patients in Orange, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Yomtoob graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Yomtoob (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Yomtoob's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Sameh Mosaed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sameh Mosaed is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Mosaed speaks Persian. Dr. Mosaed is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Mosaed graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Mosaed trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for Dr. Mosaed's residency. Patients rated Dr. Mosaed highly, giving Dr. Mosaed an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mosaed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Mosaed has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Ophthalmology and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. David B Sacks, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
999 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 122
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. David Sacks is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sacks graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sacks's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
12665 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 401
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Taban sees patients in Garden Grove, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Taban include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Taban attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Taban (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. George Baerveldt, who practices in Orange, CA and Laguna Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baerveldt include glaucoma. After completing medical school at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Baerveldt takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 240
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Bruce-Lyle specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bruce-Lyle attended the University of Ghana Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.