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

Dr. Gregory Gallousis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gallousis attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Yiddish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 Strawberry Hill Avenue
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Glenn Ostriker practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ostriker's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, Medicare, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Alexis Finlay works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Finlay (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Finlay trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlay accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donna Densel is an ophthalmologist. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Densel's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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 has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mandava's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandava is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute's residency program.

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

Dr. Gina Gladstein is an ophthalmologist. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Gladstein trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Gladstein's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Gladstein is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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.