We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Torrance, CA.

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

Dr. Amarpreet Brar works as an ophthalmologist in Hawthorne, CA and Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Brar's clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brar is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brar's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. John Maher specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest 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. Dr. Maher trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Bibiana Reiser is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reiser include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Reiser has received include Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant. Dr. Reiser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4223 Redondo Beach Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Hecht sees patients in Lawndale, CA and Marina Del Rey, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Hecht speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes management, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Hecht is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hecht trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dinsmore is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dinsmore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dinsmore (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and 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: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Fred Kurata practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kurata takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kurata is conversant in Japanese.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lydia Matkovich is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus and glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Matkovich is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matkovich is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Michael Kapamajian's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapamajian completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kapamajian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Kapamajian is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Shyun Jeng is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jeng's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeng takes. She graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jeng speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lawrence Goodwin is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Goodwin has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodwin honors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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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