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UCHealth - Mina Pantcheva MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Mina Pantcheva, who practices in Aurora, CO, Boulder, CO, and Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pantcheva include vision problems, glaucoma, and surgical procedures. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pantcheva graduated from Medical University of Sofia. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pantcheva has received the following distinctions: Pilot Award Program, University of Colorado/Colorado School of Mines and Pilot Award Program 2015 - University of Colorado/Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Pantcheva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bulgarian and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

UCHealth - Leo Seibold MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Leo Seibold practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Seibold include vision problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Seibold honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinctions: Leadership Development Program 2014 - American Academy of Ophthalmology; First Annual David Epstein Clinician-Scientist Research Award 2014 - Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Society; and Leadership Development Program, American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

UCHealth - Malik Kahook MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Malik Kahook is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kahook's clinical interests include vision problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Kahook accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received distinctions including Inventor of the Year, University of Colorado; Patient Adherence Research Award, American Glaucoma Society; and Clinician Scientist Research Award, American Glaucoma Society.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

UCHealth - Jeffrey Soohoo MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Soohoo's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Soohoo's clinical interests include vision problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Soohoo has received the following distinctions: Honors in Bioethics and Professionalism, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine; Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists (MAPS) Award, American Glaucoma Society; and Honors in Bioethics and Professionalism 2009 - Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

UCHealth - Bob Shields MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Bob Shields is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Shields include vision problems and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

UCHealth - William Roberts MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. William Roberts specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boulder, CO and Aurora, CO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Roberts attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include vision problems, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Roberts is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Roberts is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8101 E. Lowry Boulevard
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Carl Tubbs works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Tubbs's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Erin L Van Dok
Specializes in Optometry
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Erin Van Dok's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Her areas of expertise include vision problems, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Van Dok is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her distinctions include: Outstanding Pediatric Clinician, UHCO and Trustee, Colorado Optometric Association (2007) District 1, 2007 to 2009.

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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Inflammatory Eye Disease, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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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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