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

Dr. Gregory Gallousis, who practices in Stamford, CT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gallousis include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gallousis speaks Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Stamford, CT. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ostriker's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ostriker accepts Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Finlay is rated highly by her patients. She has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Finlay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finlay's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Donna Densel practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Densel attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Densel welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Suresh Mandava, who practices in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mandava's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Mandava attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mandava honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Gina Gladstein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Gladstein's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. She is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Gladstein is accepting 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.