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We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Homestead, FL.

Dr. William Douglas Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Reynolds works as an ophthalmologist. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Reynolds studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Reynolds's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4129 N Armenia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Rosanelli is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Rosanelli takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rosanelli is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Warren Scherer is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherer accepts. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Scherer attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Layden's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Layden include glaucoma. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Layden accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 100, Office of Deen King Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deen King's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. King completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. King honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Bernard Ramon Perez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Perez works as an ophthalmologist in Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. Dr. Perez 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. Perez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea ... (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.