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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Leung speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Leung has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. John Bokosky practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bokosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Bokosky attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bokosky's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: microsurgery, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lopez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lopez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for her residency. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is open to 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Cooper is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Cooper studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Cooper (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Choplin include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choplin's 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA, Alpine, CA, and Escondido, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Floyd Doughty's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Doughty performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Doughty is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting 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 sees patients in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Dr. Cook completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cook honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Weinreb's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinreb honors. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Weinreb is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Shiley Eye Center.

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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.