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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of eye surgery and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grajewski takes. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Grajewski has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Parrish attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Parrish accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. David Greenfield is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Greenfield is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Greenfield attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow 1994-95; Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; and Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence. Dr. Greenfield is accepting 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. 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. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Anna Junk specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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 is especially interested in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, she speaks 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. Steven Jon Gedde, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N.w. 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gedde is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gedde honors. Dr. Gedde is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Gedde's training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Elizabeth Hodapp is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hodapp graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Hodapp completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vazquez include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Vazquez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Doheny Eye Institute for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Palmberg 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. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Palmberg attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Palmberg include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Implant, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Helen Kornmann is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornmann include glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for her residency.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Krishna Kishor is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kishor's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kishor honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency.

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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). These areas are among Dr. Wellik's clinical interests: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Wellik attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wellik accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Trattler's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Trattler attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trattler takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trattler include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Arindel Maharaj's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, 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. Dr. Maharaj graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Virgil Sklar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL. Dr. Sklar's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Sklar attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Sklar has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.