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We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Shield 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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Leung has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leung takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Leung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leung's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. John Bokosky practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Escondido, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bokosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bokosky is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Bokosky attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bokosky's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Suzanne P Handler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 Fourth Avenue; Suite 301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Handler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Handler's clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. The average patient rating for Dr. Handler is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Handler speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Handler's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Lawrence Cooper practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Cooper (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cooper's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Cooper has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Neil Choplin works as an ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Escondido, CA. Dr. Choplin's areas of expertise include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choplin's practice is open to 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). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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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.