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We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay 2750 Carelink HMO PD near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Aarup Kubal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kubal's professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma

Dr. Guy J Angella, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Guy Angella practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Angella accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Angella studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Angella 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 professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alan Lane is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. In Dr. Lane's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lane's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. David Goldberger, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Goldberger is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Goldberger is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Baptist Outpatient Services. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Goldberger is conversant in Hungarian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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.