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We found 6 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, who practices in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Greenfield's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Krishna Kishor's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kishor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his 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: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Alan Norman Kohn, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2505 Metrocentre Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Kohn is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Dr. Kohn is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kohn honors 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 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: Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Catherine Lowe specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Dr. Lowe's areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Arindel Maharaj is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Maharaj honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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). After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Newmark is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is professionally affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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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.