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

Dr. Erika Wandel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wandel is especially interested in glaucoma and LASIK. She honors Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Wandel is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

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

Dr. Gregory Gallousis is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gallousis is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Gallousis speaks Yiddish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 Strawberry Hill Avenue
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Glenn Ostriker practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Stamford, CT. In his practice, Dr. Ostriker focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Ostriker attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Donna Densel works as an ophthalmologist in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Densel attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Densel accepts Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Densel is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gina Gladstein sees patients in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Gladstein focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Gladstein completed her residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. She takes Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gladstein is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alexis Finlay practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Finlay focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Finlay is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Finlay (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Suresh Mandava is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mandava include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net. Dr. Mandava is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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