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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). These areas are among Dr. Grajewski's clinical interests: eye surgery and glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She speaks 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. Dr. Parrish's areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Parrish attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Parrish 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. David Steven Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Greenfield accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Greenfield has received include 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. Anna Katharina Junk, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anna Junk, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Junk include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Junk is professionally affiliated with the University of Miami Hospital and Miami VA Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Junk obtained her medical school training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is conversant in German.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Ta Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. In his practice, Dr. Chang focuses on glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chang trained at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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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 areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Gedde attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gedde trained at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Elizabeth Ann Hodapp, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Hodapp works as an ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in glaucoma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hodapp attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vazquez include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Kornmann 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. 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). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Kishor is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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 affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Palmberg is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

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

Dr. Richard Lee practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Before completing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wellik is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Her clinical interests encompass 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. Dr. Wellik is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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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 an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Trattler completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Trattler include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received distinctions including 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. Arindel Stefon Ravindra Maharaj, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Arindel Maharaj works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Maharaj honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Maharaj completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Virgil Sklar, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sklar 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. Sklar has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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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.