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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Leung attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Bokosky's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Bokosky accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. Dr. Bokosky has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Bokosky's 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. Suzanne P Handler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 Fourth Avenue; Suite 301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Handler works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Handler speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Handler include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Handler honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Cooper attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cooper is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cooper (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Before performing his residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Choplin attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has a special interest in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Choplin 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 is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel welcomes 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.