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We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Boynton Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1325 S Congress Avenue; Suite 103
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Levine, who practices in Boynton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Levine's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Levine average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Levine attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Levine has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5057 South Congress Avenue; Suite 403
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Jay Wallshein is an ophthalmologist in Atlantis, FL and Lake Worth, FL. Dr. Wallshein's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Wallshein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallshein takes Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallshein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Emanuel Newmark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5057 S Congress Avenue; Suite 403
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Newmark is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Wellington, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, and Atlantis, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newmark include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Newmark accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Newmark is professionally affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
901 N Congress Avenue; Suite 104
Boyton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Gianmarco Paris' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Paris has a special interest in glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 North Congress Avenue; Suite 104
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Robins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robins accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Robins attended Boston University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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.