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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Grajewski include eye surgery and glaucoma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Grajewski include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Parrish's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He 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. He has received the following distinction: 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Miami, FL. After attending Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Junk's clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is conversant in German. Dr. Junk is professionally affiliated with the University of Miami Hospital and Miami VA Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Greenfield's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow 1994-95; Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; and Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence. He welcomes 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. Dr. Chang studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Steven Gedde is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Gedde's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Paul Palmberg works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Palmberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Palmberg 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hodapp attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hodapp completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hodapp include: 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL and Naples, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vazquez include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Vazquez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Doheny Eye Institute. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Helen Kornmann, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornmann honors. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Krishna Kishor's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kishor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Richard Lee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL. Dr. Lee attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Sarah Wellik's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wellik include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Wellik is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. In Dr. Trattler's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Trattler has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sklar include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sklar is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sklar include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sklar speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Arindel Maharaj is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Maharaj honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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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.