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, who practices in Newport Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Sadri has a special interest in glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadri's practice 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) in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Lappin is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, intraocular surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Lappin 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Rundle focuses on glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rundle honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rundle's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Santa Ana, CA. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill accepts. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Hill's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is open to new patients.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sacks include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Sacks has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sacks is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Taban's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Taban (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Leslie Bruce-Lyle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Ghana Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Bruce-Lyle's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruce-Lyle accepts.

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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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