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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Solinsky attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Solinsky's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Emerick has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Emerick is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Emerick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Hill practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Farmington, CT and Glastonbury, CT. Patients gave Dr. Hill an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Hill graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in West Hartford, CT, East Hartford, CT, and Enfield, CT. Dr. Jeng is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Jeng is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

Dr. John Huang sees patients in Hartford, CT and West Hartford, CT. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Huang is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Michael Koval sees patients in Farmington, CT and Glastonbury, CT. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Koval an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koval include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Koval is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New Britain, CT. Dr. Seremet is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at National Naval Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alexander Fortier practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newington, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Fortier is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Fortier is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. William Maron is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Maron is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Donald Salzberg practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Salzberg attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Salzberg average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Salzberg is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lyndon Lee is an ophthalmologist in Newington, CT, West Hartford, CT, and East Hartford, CT. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

Dr. David Emmel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Emmel's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Emmel's training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
836 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Shari Roth is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Roth's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Dr. Roth 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 sees patients in Suffield, CT and Hartford, CT. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Suski focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Suski attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Suski is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Mary Gina Ratchford specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ratchford's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Ratchford performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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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.