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We found 16 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lappin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lappin include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and intraocular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lappin takes. 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Ehsan Sadri's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Sadri focuses on glaucoma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadri is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sadri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

Dr. Anand Bipin Bhatt, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Anand Bhatt is an ophthalmologist in Long Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bhatt accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Bhatt (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Prit Oat Sinchai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 750
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Prit Sinchai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Thai. Dr. Sinchai's clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Sinchai accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Efraim Duzman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4605 Barranca Parkway; Suite 100
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Efraim Duzman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Duzman is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Duzman trained at Kaplan Medical Center. Dr. Duzman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and German.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Herman Rundle works as an ophthalmologist in Orange, CA. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rundle accepts. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Rundle's residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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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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 Santa Ana, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill honors. Dr. Hill obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally 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. Brian Alan Francis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Brian Francis is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Francis obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Sameh Mosaed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sameh Mosaed is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave Dr. Mosaed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mosaed's clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Mosaed accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mosaed obtained Dr. Mosaed's medical school training at New York Medical College and performed Dr. Mosaed's residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mosaed include: Best Doctors in America - Ophthalmology and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Mosaed is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mosaed is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
293 S Main Street; Suite 100
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Betsy Nguyen's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

Dr. David E Yomtoob, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 311
Orange, CA
 

Dr. David Yomtoob is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Yomtoob's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yomtoob (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Yomtoob 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
12665 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 401
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Taban practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Taban 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 honors. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Taban has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Taban (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Karen H Tison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 500
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Karen Tison's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Tison include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Tison is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

Dr. David Sacks is an ophthalmologist in Santa Ana, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sacks's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sacks has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School, Dr. Bruce-Lyle performed his 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. George Baerveldt's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baerveldt include glaucoma. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Baerveldt is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Baerveldt include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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All Interests: 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.