We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Alan Mendelsohn's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mendelsohn (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendelsohn include diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Mendelsohn is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Mendelsohn is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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 is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kubal trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kubal's professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Guy Angella is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Angella trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Angella takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Angella is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alan Lane is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lane completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lane's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lane average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. David Goldberger's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Goldberger is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Hungarian. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, 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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