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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sadri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Sadri focuses on glaucoma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri takes. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri 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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lappin include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and intraocular surgery. Dr. Lappin's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lappin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lappin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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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). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rundle include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. Dr. Rundle 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Rundle 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hill obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Research, Glaucoma

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

Dr. David Sacks is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Santa Ana, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Sacks is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sacks is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sacks include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sacks's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

Dr. Ryan Taban is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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 is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Taban is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Taban (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Leslie Bruce-Lyle practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Loma Linda, CA and Santa Ana, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bruce-Lyle's 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.

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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.