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

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

Dr. Mireille Hamparian sees patients in Glendale, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamparian include glaucoma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamparian takes. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Hamparian's residency was performed at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Armenian. Dr. Hamparian is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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). Dr. Sadda has a special interest in glaucoma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sadda speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Tan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Chinese and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Julia Song's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Song's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Song accepts. Dr. Song graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy

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

Dr. Chau-Po Wei is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Wei's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Wei (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese.

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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 conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Jeng's areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Jeng has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Miller is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Pasadena, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miller trained at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Miller has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Health Net and Medicare insurance.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Vu's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vu takes. 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).

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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.