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We found 16 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Medicare near Newington, CT.

Dr. Jehangir Durrani, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
65 Kane Street
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jehangir Durrani, who practices in East Hartford, CT, Vernon Rockville, CT, and West Hartford, CT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Durrani accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Durrani has received include Physician's Recognition Award, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1986; American Medical Association; Government Merit Scholarship for Pre-Medical; and Studies based on performance in the Matriculation. Dr. Durrani (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with John Dempsey Hospital and Eastern Connecticut Health Network. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alan Solinsky is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Solinsky's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Solinsky is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program.

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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. Dr. Emerick graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emerick include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser treatment. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emerick accepts. 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hill at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hill include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Hill is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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

Dr. David Jeng is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Jeng attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Jeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Huang takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Koval's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Koval average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He 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 sees patients in New Britain, CT. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Seremet include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Fortier is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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

Dr. William Maron is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maron include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Salzberg focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Salzberg graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Emmel studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Emmel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
836 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Shari Roth's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Roth is conversant in Hebrew. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Roth average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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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). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Suski accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Ratchford trained at Ochsner Medical Center for her residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Ratchford a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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.