We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Naples, FL.

Dr. Alana Lee Grajewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
311 9th Street North
Naples, 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. Ta Chen Peter Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
311 9th Street North
Naples, 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4085 Tamiami Trail N; Suite B103
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Lani Vu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Vu's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Luis E Vazquez, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
311 9th Street North
Naples, 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

Dr. Arindel Stefon Ravindra Maharaj, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
311 9th Street North
Naples, 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
661 Goodlette Road N; Suite 105
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Paul Rougraff is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rougraff include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rougraff accepts. Dr. Rougraff has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 Neapolitan Way
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Julia Carter is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors 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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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3455 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Mimi Groom is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Groom's residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Groom accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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