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

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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). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Jeng takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jeng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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

Dr. Alan Solinsky works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Solinsky is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Solinsky is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emerick include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Emerick has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Emerick is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Hill's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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

Dr. John Huang is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Huang studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He speaks Chinese.

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All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Lyndon Lee practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Lake Street
New Britain, CT
 

Dr. Martin Seremet is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Seremet has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. William Maron works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Maron has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT).

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Emmel is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Emmel trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
836 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Shari Roth is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Roth graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Alexander Fortier specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Newington, CT. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Donald Salzberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Salzberg is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Farmington, CT and Glastonbury, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Koval is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koval include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Koval is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
 

Dr. Mary Gina Ratchford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Berlin, CT and Newington, CT. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ratchford is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Edmund Suski's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Suski accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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