We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Elise Roberta Leonard, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1732 University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Elise Leonard is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Sunrise, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Leonard is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. She 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. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alan Mendelsohn's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Mendelsohn (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendelsohn include diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Mendelsohn obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Aarup Anant Kubal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 370
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Aarup Kubal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kubal accepts. Dr. Kubal obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kubal's professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Guy Angella is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Angella's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Angella average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angella takes. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Angella has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11011 Sheridan Street; Suite 215
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Shareen Greenbaum is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL. Dr. Greenbaum speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, migraine, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Baptist Outpatient Services. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Greenbaum honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 370
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anup Kubal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Gainesville, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among Dr. Kubal's clinical interests: migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4000 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 180n
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lane practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lane include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lane is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7261 Sheridan Street; Suite 100b
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Goldberger's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Goldberger attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Goldberger's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Hungarian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7261 Sheridan Street; Suite 100b
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Henry Spratt is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spratt graduated from Cardiff University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
18999 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 201
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Emery Jaffe is an ophthalmologist. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Jaffe focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffe accepts.

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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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