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Dr. Erika Wandel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Dearfield Drive; Suite G1
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Erika Wandel practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and LASIK. She is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Wandel attended medical school at New York Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 Strawberry Hill Avenue
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Glenn Ostriker's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Ostriker an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostriker accepts. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ostriker is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gregory M Gallousis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
70 Mill River Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Gallousis is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Stamford, CT. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Gallousis attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gallousis speaks Yiddish. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Suresh Mandava, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2046 West Main Street; Suite #2
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Suresh Mandava practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Mandava honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Mandava attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mandava's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2046 West Main Street; Suite #2
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Gina Gladstein is an ophthalmologist in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gladstein include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gladstein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
122 East Putnam Avenue; Suite I
Cos Cob, CT
 

Dr. Alexis Finlay is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Finlay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. In her practice, Dr. Finlay focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Finlay completed her residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2046 West Main Street; Suite #2
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Donna Densel is an ophthalmologist in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Densel is open to new patients. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Densel is conversant in Spanish.

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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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