We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. John Francis Meagher III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21320 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 216
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Maher is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Maher's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Maher honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Maher is open to new patients.

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
22525 Maple Avenue
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newport Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Sadri's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadri honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Bibiana Jin-Wan Reiser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3440 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Bibiana Reiser's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Reiser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Reiser's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reiser trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Reiser takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant.

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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarpreet Singh Brar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
23441 Madison Street; Suite 200, Building 8
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Amarpreet Brar specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Hawthorne, CA and Torrance, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Brar average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brar completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4223 Redondo Beach Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Hecht works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hecht is conversant in Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes management, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Hecht has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Dr. Stephen C Dinsmore, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
19000 Hawthorne Blvd. 110
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Dinsmore sees patients in Torrance, CA and R. H. E, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dinsmore (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Dinsmore attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 700
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Goodwin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Goodwin average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 W Carson Street; Box 6
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kapamajian's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Kapamajian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance.

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All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
23600 Telo Avenue; #210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Matkovich, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Matkovich attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has a special interest in strabismus and glaucoma. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Matkovich is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1300 West 155th Street; Suite 104
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Fred Kurata, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Gardena, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Kurata performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kurata include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kurata is conversant in Japanese.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Shyun Jeng, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21350 Hawthorne Boulevard; 168
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shyun Jeng's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jeng include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Jeng average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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