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

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

Dr. Richard Leung's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Leung include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leung is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Leung attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ann Lopez's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in microsurgery, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Lopez's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lopez has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. John Bokosky works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Bokosky is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bokosky is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bokosky has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Cooper is an ophthalmologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Cooper's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Cooper completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Cooper (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neil Choplin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Choplin's areas of expertise include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Choplin is open to new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center.

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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Doughty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Doughty 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: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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

Dr. Glenn Cook is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cook include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Cook is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Cook is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Weinreb practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weinreb speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Shiley Eye Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Weinreb attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Weinreb has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.