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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Brar 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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brar's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. 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: 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Torrance, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. Dr. Maher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Maher obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Mehrdad Mike Aghai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1141 W Redon Bh Boulevard; Suite 101
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Aghai, who practices in Gardena, CA and Hawthorne, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Aghai include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aghai graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Aghai trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Aghai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Matthew Lynd Hecht, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4223 Redondo Beach Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Hecht's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hecht speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in diabetes management, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He 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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hecht has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Reiser takes 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. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received distinctions including 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 affiliated with 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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dinsmore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Dinsmore focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dinsmore trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Dinsmore is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dinsmore's 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Los Angeles, CA and Gardena, CA. He is conversant in Japanese. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Kurata completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Lydia Matkovich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
23600 Telo Avenue; #210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Matkovich practices pediatric ophthalmology in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Matkovich trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matkovich include glaucoma. Dr. Matkovich's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matkovich (or staff) is conversant in French and Russian. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Torrance, CA and Alhambra, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Jeng's areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Jeng has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave Dr. Goodwin a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Kapamajian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.