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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Joanna Sarracino specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Fairfield, CT and Stratford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarracino include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sarracino is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Leslie C Doctor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
129 Kings Highway N
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Leslie Doctor practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Westport, CT and Norwalk, CT. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Doctor performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Doctor is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Doctor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Dan Omohundro specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Omohundro is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Omohundro attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Omohundro is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Marc Weitzman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Weitzman include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weitzman accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Weitzman graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Lensectomy, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Stephen Rabinowitz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Rabinowitz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rabinowitz is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, ... (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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