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

Dr. Michael Lappin is an ophthalmologist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and intraocular surgery. Dr. Lappin is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Lappin graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lappin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ehsan Sadri practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newport Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Long Beach, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Sadri is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri takes. Dr. Sadri's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Richard Hill specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Hill has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hill completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Rundle is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. Dr. Rundle takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rundle 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, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. David Sacks is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sacks's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Sacks has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
12665 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 401
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Taban specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taban takes. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Ochsner Medical Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. His distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Taban (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Leslie Bruce-Lyle sees patients in Loma Linda, CA and Santa Ana, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bruce-Lyle include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ghana Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Bruce-Lyle honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.