We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Roseville, CA.

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Dr. Richard J Leung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3075 Health Center Drive; Suite 403
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Leung practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Leung's clinical interests: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Leung speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John Edward Bokosky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3939 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Bokosky is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bokosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bokosky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bokosky is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann M Lopez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3075 Health Center Drive; Suite 401
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ann Lopez specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include microsurgery, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Microsurgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Dr. Lawrence Nathan Cooper, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
233 Lewis Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Cooper practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cooper (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Cooper graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cooper honors. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Neil T Choplin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3939 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Neil Choplin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Escondido, CA. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Choplin's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. Dr. Choplin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4413 La Jolla Village Dr. Sp P1
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Floyd Arthur Doughty, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Floyd Doughty's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Doughty is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Doughty trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Doughty is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Robert N Weinreb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Weinreb sees patients in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Weinreb focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinreb is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Weinreb has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Shiley Eye Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Glenn Cook, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Orange Avenue; Suite 204
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Cook's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cook's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cook include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Cook is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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