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

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

Dr. Alan Solinsky's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Solinsky is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Solinsky attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Jeng's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jeng 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Farmington, CT and Glastonbury, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Emerick average 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Emerick's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Emerick completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute.

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

Dr. David Hill specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hill's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hill is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Huang works as a retina specialist. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Huang attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue; Building #1
Newington, CT
 

Dr. William Maron works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Maron attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Maron is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. David Emmel is a Wethersfield, CT physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emmel takes. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Emmel trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
836 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Shari Roth works as an ophthalmologist in West Hartford, CT and Avon, CT. Dr. Roth's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Roth is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew.

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

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

Dr. Michael Koval is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Koval focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Koval is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Koval is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Alexander Fortier works as an ophthalmologist in Newington, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Fortier is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Lake Street
New Britain, CT
 

Dr. Martin Seremet is an ophthalmologist in New Britain, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Seremet include glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Seremet is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Seremet trained at National Naval Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Donald Salzberg works as an ophthalmologist in West Hartford, CT. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Salzberg is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Lee accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

Dr. Edmund Suski's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Suski is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Suski is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Mary Gina Ratchford is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Before completing her residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Ratchford attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Ratchford's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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.
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