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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Glendale, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamparian average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Hamparian is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hamparian speaks Armenian.

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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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Sadda speaks Telugu. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sadda is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan honors. Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and Malayalam. Dr. Tan is 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 works as an ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in glaucoma. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Song is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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: Cataracts, 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). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wei takes. Dr. Wei obtained his medical school training at Kaohsiung Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Wei (or staff) is conversant in 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Jeng's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jeng is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare.

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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 sees patients in Monrovia, CA and Pasadena, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Vu focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Vu attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She accepts 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.