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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Dearfield Drive; Suite G1
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Erika Wandel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wandel include glaucoma. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wandel accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Gregory Gallousis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Stamford, CT. Dr. Gallousis's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts MagnaCare, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Gallousis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He speaks 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 is an ophthalmologist in Stamford, CT. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Ostriker's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare. Dr. Ostriker is 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlay include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Finlay takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Finlay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Finlay is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Densel is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Densel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Suresh Mandava is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Mandava has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Mandava's training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mandava welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Gina Gladstein works as an ophthalmologist. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. These areas are among Dr. Gladstein's clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Gladstein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Iridotomy, Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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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.