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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). Dr. Kubal is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Angella include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Angella average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Angella honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alan Lane is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. In his practice, Dr. Lane focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Lane graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. David Goldberger's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldberger include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Goldberger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in Hungarian. Dr. Goldberger is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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.