We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Health Net EPO near Pasadena, CA.

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). Dr. Hamparian's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Hamparian focuses on glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamparian honors. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sadda is especially interested in glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sadda attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Sadda has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Pasadena, CA, Arcadia, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and Malayalam. In his practice, Dr. Tan focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Tan attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Tan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Julia Song practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Song has a special interest in glaucoma. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Song honors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy

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

Dr. Chau-Po Wei is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Wei (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Wei studied medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Wei honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Vikas Chopra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 285
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Vikas Chopra is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Arcadia, CA and Pasadena, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Chopra include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chopra accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chopra has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Shyun Jeng, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
207 S Santa Anita Street; Suite 368
San Gabriel, CA
 

Dr. Shyun Jeng is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jeng's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeng takes. She graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jeng speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Miller specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pasadena, CA. He attended the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Health Net and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Qui Vu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Vu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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.
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