We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near San Diego, CA.

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

Dr. John Bokosky works as an ophthalmologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Bokosky's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Bokosky completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cooper (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cooper include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Cooper has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Neil Choplin practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Escondido, CA. Dr. Choplin's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Choplin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Castillejos-Rios graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillejos-Rios accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Castillejos-Rios's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Paul Dong Huynh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4844 University Avenue; Suite A
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Huynh's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Huynh attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Huynh focuses on LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huynh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Gordon James Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Montgomery's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Dr. Montgomery's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Montgomery is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Floyd Doughty is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Doughty is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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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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