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Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 Strawberry Hill Avenue
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Glenn Ostriker's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Ostriker focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Ostriker is affiliated with NYU Langone. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Greenwich, CT and Stamford, CT. Dr. Densel is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Densel's residency was performed 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
70 Mill River Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Gallousis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Gallousis takes MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Gallousis attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Mandava honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Mandava is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gina Gladstein works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gladstein include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gladstein is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Gladstein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Alexis Finlay is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Ridgefield, CT and Cos Cob, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlay include comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Finlay is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlay honors. Before completing her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Finlay attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Finlay (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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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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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