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

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

Dr. Ehsan Sadri is an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Sadri performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadri average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Lappin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and intraocular surgery. Dr. Lappin accepts 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, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lappin speaks Spanish. He is 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, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Hill practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hill trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hill is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Research, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Herman Rundle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Rundle's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rundle accepts. Dr. Rundle studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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

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

Dr. Ryan Taban is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Garden Grove, CA. In Dr. Taban's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Taban attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Taban (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. David Sacks sees patients in Santa Ana, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Sacks's clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Sacks trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sacks is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Leslie Alexander Bruce-Lyle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 240
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Bruce-Lyle is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bruce-Lyle's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.