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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Armenian. In Dr. Hamparian's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamparian takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Chee Tan sees patients in Pasadena, CA, Arcadia, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tan is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan accepts. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Tan trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chinese and Malayalam.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Srinivas Sadda's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sadda is especially interested in glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sadda speaks Telugu.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Vikas Chopra's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Chopra focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Chopra is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Kresge Eye Institute's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chopra include: Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Long Beach, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Song (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Song include glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Monterey Park, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Wei takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Wei attended medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Wei (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Shyun Jeng specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Jeng has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Jeng graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jeng is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Health Net and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Qui Vu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vu attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency.

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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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