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

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

Dr. Juan Aguilar, who practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Aguilar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar honors. After attending the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Aguilar completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. 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. Richard Bruce Simon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Simon is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Simon's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Simon has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. William Trattler is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Trattler's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bell's palsy, and migraine. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Trattler's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Eisner's clinical interests include bell's palsy, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

Dr. Frank Spektor specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Spektor attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Polyclinic Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Spektor's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Trattler completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Trattler include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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

Dr. Jack Gabay's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gabay is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Gabay attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gabay is 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kaiser's professional affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Kaiser has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. Dr. Segal is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Segal trained at Georgetown University Hospital. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Segal's professional affiliations include 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Rosenberg is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rosenberg trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Buznego accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Buznego is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Buznego is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Zachary Segal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Segal performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataracts, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Segal 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 HMO. His 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Dzelzkalns is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dzelzkalns is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Dzelzkalns trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Dzelzkalns's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Hoff has a special interest in 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. Hoff takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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 is a family practice physician. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pereira include cancer, glaucoma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Pereira takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pereira is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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.