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

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

Dr. John Maher practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Maher is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maher include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Maher studied medicine at 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.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Newport Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadri average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sadri include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Reiser's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reiser completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Reiser has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant. Dr. Reiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Brar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brar include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brar trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Brar's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4223 Redondo Beach Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Hecht's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes management, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Patients rated Dr. Hecht highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hecht is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Hecht 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dinsmore has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dinsmore is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Dinsmore (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Gardena, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kurata speaks Japanese. In his practice, Dr. Kurata focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kurata completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurata honors.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Matkovich is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Matkovich focuses on strabismus and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Matkovich is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Michael Kapamajian specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Kapamajian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance. 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. Dr. Kapamajian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Mandarin. She has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Jeng is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Jeng takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lawrence Goodwin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Goodwin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodwin include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Goodwin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodwin studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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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