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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 is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Brar include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Brar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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 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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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Maher's clinical interests: macular degeneration, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Maher attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maher takes. Dr. Maher's 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aghai include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Aghai completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Aghai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Bibiana Reiser is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Arcadia, CA, and Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Reiser include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Reiser takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reiser 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. 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4223 Redondo Beach Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Hecht is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Hecht a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes management, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hecht attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Dinsmore (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Dinsmore's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dinsmore's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dinsmore honors. He is open to new patients.

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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). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kurata honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Jeng's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jeng is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lydia Matkovich sees patients in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Matkovich's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Michael Kapamajian is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kapamajian accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kapamajian trained 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lawrence Goodwin sees patients in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated Dr. Goodwin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.