We found 21 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. Dr. Grajewski honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Grajewski attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Grajewski is conversant in Spanish. Her 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 K Parrish II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street; Room 450l
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Parrish practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Parrish's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Parrish attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. 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 distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Dr. Greenfield's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenfield include glaucoma. He accepts 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 Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Greenfield has an open panel.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Junk's education and training includes medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and 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. Dr. Junk's professional affiliations include the University of Miami Hospital and Miami VA Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: strabismus and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Krishna Kishor is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kishor is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kishor takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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). 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. Luis E Vazquez, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vazquez works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL and Naples, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Vazquez focuses on glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Vazquez attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Doheny Eye Institute for residency. He 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.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7150 W 20th Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Julio Ortiz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in cornea problems. Dr. Ortiz is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Ortiz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ortiz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Helen Kornmann is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Kornmann focuses on glaucoma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Kornmann attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Paul Palmberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Palmberg is especially interested in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He 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. 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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Hodapp 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. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She 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: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Steven Gedde specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Gedde is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. Sarah Rae Wellik, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Wellik is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Wellik has a special interest in 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 attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Miami, FL, and Naples, FL. Dr. Maharaj's clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Maharaj takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for 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. Henry L Trattler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Trattler practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. These areas are among Dr. Trattler's clinical interests: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trattler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trattler include: 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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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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