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We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Health Net EPO near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Srinivas Reddy Sadda, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
625 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 280
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Srinivas Sadda's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sadda include glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sadda attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Sadda has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. James Chee Hian Hian Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 285
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Chee Tan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Pasadena, CA, Arcadia, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tan attended The University of Sydney Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tan include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Chinese and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1560 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 220
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Mireille Hamparian is a Glendale, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hamparian is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Hamparian is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Hamparian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Albany Medical College. She trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. She speaks Armenian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Julia Song, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 S. Fairmount Avenue; #207
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Julia Song practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Song is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Song attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
616 N. Garfield Avenue; #305
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Chau-Po Wei, who practices in Monterey Park, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wei (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Wei graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Wei's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Shyun Jeng, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
723 S.garfield Ave 202
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Shyun Jeng, who practices in Torrance, CA and Alhambra, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. In Dr. Jeng's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Jeng is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
960 E Green Street; Suite 268
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Michael Miller's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2619 E Colorado Boulevard; Suite 100
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Qui Vu, who practices in Monrovia, CA and Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Vu's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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.