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

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Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
947 South Anaheim Boulevard; Suite 120
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri works as an ophthalmologist in Newport Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadri average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sadri include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Bruce Lappin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lappin practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Lappin average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lappin include glaucoma, intraocular surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Lappin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Herman Lloyd Rundle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1031 W Chapman Avenue; Suite 203
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Herman Rundle, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rundle's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Rundle accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Rundle trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Allen Hill, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 N Tustin Avenue; 240
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hill is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hill is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hill include glaucoma. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hill is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. David B Sacks, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
999 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 122
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. David Sacks is a Santa Ana, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Sacks's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Sacks's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
12665 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 401
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Taban specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Taban (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Taban is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taban accepts. His distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 240
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Bruce-Lyle specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Loma Linda, CA and Santa Ana, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Bruce-Lyle trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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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