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We found 11 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brar include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Brar is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Brar takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Maher's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Maher's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maher accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1141 W Redon Bh Boulevard; Suite 101
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Aghai works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Aghai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Aghai performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4223 Redondo Beach Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Hecht works as an ophthalmologist in Lawndale, CA and Marina Del Rey, CA. He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes management, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Hecht is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Hecht graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Hecht is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Bibiana Reiser practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Reiser attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Reiser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant. In addition to English, Dr. Reiser (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC.

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

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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dinsmore include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. Dr. Dinsmore's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Dinsmore (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Dinsmore is affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Fred Kurata's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kurata attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kurata takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kurata speaks Japanese.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lydia Matkovich, who practices in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Matkovich include glaucoma. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Matkovich completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Shyun Jeng is an ophthalmologist in Torrance, CA and Alhambra, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Jeng is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Before completing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Jeng attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Jeng has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lawrence Goodwin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Goodwin is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Michael Kapamajian's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kapamajian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kapamajian attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kapamajian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Kapamajian is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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All Interests: Uveitis, 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.