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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). Dr. Leung speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leung completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Leung's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Bokosky is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Bokosky trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for his residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bokosky accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bokosky is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Cooper is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Cooper trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for his residency. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Choplin graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Suzanne Handler is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Handler average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Handler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Handler honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Handler's office for an appointment. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Handler speaks Spanish.

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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). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Patel attended medical school at 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 (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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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