We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Coventry Gold near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. John Pedro Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 402
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Juan Aguilar, who practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aguilar speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Aguilar attended the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Oswald Rondon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1097 S. Lejeune Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Oswald Rondon is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rondon include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Rondon trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Alan James Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68th Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alan Segal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Segal is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Stanley Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 703-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Rosenberg performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Zachary Kaufmann Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68th Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zachary Segal sees patients in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Segal average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Segal is especially interested in glaucoma, cataracts, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Segal accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Segal's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Janis Ivars Dzelzkalns, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dzelzkalns graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then Dr. Dzelzkalns performed Dr. Dzelzkalns's residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Dzelzkalns's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dzelzkalns's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cortes specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cortes include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cortes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5950 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Gonzalez has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gonzalez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alexei Moraczewski practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL and Winter Haven, FL. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Moraczewski takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Moraczewski (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Hoff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8955 Sw 87th Court; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hoff, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Hoff performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hoff is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8 Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez practices general internal medicine. Dr. Gonzalez attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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.