We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Dr. David Steven Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Greenfield performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield has received the following distinctions: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence; and Phi Beta Kappa. He is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Krishna Siddheswara Kishor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Krishna Kishor, who practices in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kishor include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kishor completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kishor at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Arindel Stefon Ravindra Maharaj, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Arindel Maharaj, who practices in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Miami, FL, and Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. Dr. Maharaj's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maharaj takes.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2505 Metrocentre Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Kohn's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kohn's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kohn attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Kohn's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kohn include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Emanuel Newmark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Newmark is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Newmark attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Catherine Lowe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11380 Prsprty Fms Road; Suite C112
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Lowe works as an ophthalmologist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. These areas are among Dr. Lowe's clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowe honors. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2105 Spring Court
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Camejo is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Camejo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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All Interests: 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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