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We found 17 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept AARP near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Richard Bruce Simon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Simon's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon is especially interested in strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. John Pedro Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 402
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Juan Aguilar is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Aguilar attended medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Dr. William Bennett Trattler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Trattler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute for residency. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bell's palsy, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Trattler is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trattler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, 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. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Bell's Palsy, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Migraine, Diabetes

Dr. Eugene M Eisner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall; 4th Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Eisner's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Eisner attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eisner has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Frank Edwin Spektor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Frank Spektor is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Spektor takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Spektor obtained his medical school training at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Dr. Henry L Trattler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Trattler is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Trattler's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Trattler's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jack Leon Gabay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jack Gabay practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gabay accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Gabay attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Gabay speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Dr. Charles Josiah Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Charles Kaiser specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaiser completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kaiser speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Dr. Alan James Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68th Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alan Segal is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Segal include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Segal accepts. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Segal attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Segal is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Stanley Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 703-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL and Tavernier, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Carlos Buznego Oph, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Buznego works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Buznego's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Buznego completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Buznego has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Buznego include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Zachary Kaufmann Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zachary Segal practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataracts, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Segal at an average of 5.0 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Segal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Janis Ivars Dzelzkalns, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Dzelzkalns's clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dzelzkalns takes. Dr. Dzelzkalns graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Dzelzkalns completed Dr. Dzelzkalns's residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Hoff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8955 Sw 87th Court; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hoff practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hoff is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoff takes. Dr. Hoff attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Jorge A Pereira, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8840 Sw 40th Street; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Pereira specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL. His clinical interests encompass cancer, glaucoma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Pereira is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pereira studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pereira completed a residency program at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Glaucoma, Cancer, Foot Problems

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8 Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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.