We found 19 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Miami, FL.

Dr. Alana Lee Grajewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alana Grajewski is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Grajewski's practice, she is particularly interested in eye surgery and glaucoma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Wills Eye Institute. She has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grajewski's professional affiliations include Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard Kenneth Parrish II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street; Room 450l
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Parrish works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Parrish trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Parrish is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Anna Katharina Junk, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anna Junk is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Junk's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Junk's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Miami Hospital and Miami VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. David Steven Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield's training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Greenfield focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Greenfield is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow 1994-95; Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; and Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Ta Chen Peter Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ta Chang is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL and Naples, FL. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include strabismus and glaucoma. Dr. Chang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Jon Gedde, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N.w. 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gedde sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gedde is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Gedde completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Paul Fredric Palmberg, MD, PhD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 North West 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Paul Palmberg's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Clinical interests for Dr. Palmberg include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Intraocular Lens Implant, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Hodapp, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Hodapp is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hodapp's areas of expertise include glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Hodapp trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Hodapp has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Luis E Vazquez, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vazquez is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Vazquez's clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Vazquez completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Helen Kornmann's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kornmann include glaucoma. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornmann honors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Sarah Rae Wellik, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Wellik is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wellik include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Wellik's training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Krishna Siddheswara Kishor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Krishna Kishor specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kishor include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Kishor attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Richard K Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N.w. 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Lee attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Arindel Stefon Ravindra Maharaj, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Arindel Maharaj practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Miami, FL, and Naples, FL. He is especially interested in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Maharaj attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Henry L Trattler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Trattler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. In Dr. Trattler's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Virgil Enrique Ferrer Sklar Ferrer Sklar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3659 S Miami Avenue; Suite 4003
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Virgil Sklar practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sklar include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Sklar is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sklar is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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.
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