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We found 15 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Medicare near Newington, CT.

Dr. Alan E Solinsky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Alan Solinsky specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Solinsky is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Solinsky has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Geoffrey Thomas Emerick, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
499 Farmington Avenue; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Geoffrey Emerick is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser treatment. Dr. Emerick's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Dr. David Albert Hill, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
499 Farmington Avenue; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. David Hill works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hill is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Hill attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Hill is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Dr. David Jay-Pei Jeng, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. David Jeng's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jeng honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Jeng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Dr. John Jiqiang Huang, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1043 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. John Huang practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Hamden, CT, Westport, CT, and Hartford, CT. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Huang studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Alexander Joseph Fortier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue; Suite 2b
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Alexander Fortier's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Fortier focuses on glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Fortier accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fortier completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Main Street; Building 1
Newington, CT
 

Dr. William Maron's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Maron is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Donald James Salzberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
836 Farmington Avenue; Suite 121
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Donald Salzberg is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salzberg include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Salzberg is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Sebastian Koval, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
499 Farmington Avenue; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Michael Koval's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Koval include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Koval is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koval is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Lake Street
New Britain, CT
 

Dr. Martin Seremet's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Seremet's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Seremet attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

Dr. David Keith Emmel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1260 Silas Deane Highway; Suite 110
Wethersfield, CT
 

Dr. David Emmel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wethersfield, CT. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Emmel's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Emmel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
836 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Shari Roth is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in West Hartford, CT and Avon, CT. Dr. Roth has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is conversant in Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
19 Woodland Street; Suite 44
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Edmund Suski is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Suski's areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Lyndon Byong-Keun Lee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Lyndon Lee sees patients in Newington, CT, West Hartford, CT, and East Hartford, CT. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Mary Gina Ratchford's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ratchford studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ratchford honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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.