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

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

Dr. Richard Simon works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Simon's areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Simon is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Simon is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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

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

Dr. Juan Aguilar sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aguilar's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Aguilar is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. William Trattler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Trattler is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bell's palsy, and migraine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trattler accepts. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Trattler is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Jack Gabay specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gabay's areas of expertise include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Interfaith Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Henry Trattler's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Trattler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Trattler is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Trattler has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Zachary Segal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Segal has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Segal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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

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

Dr. Alan Segal is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Segal is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. 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.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Charles Kaiser's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kaiser is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Kaiser focuses on diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Kaiser attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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

Dr. Carlos Buznego is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buznego include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Buznego is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Buznego graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

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

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

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns is an ophthalmologist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dzelzkalns include diabetes, 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. Dzelzkalns takes. Dr. Dzelzkalns graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Dzelzkalns's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Frank Spektor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spektor has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spektor accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Spektor trained at Polyclinic Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Spektor has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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

Dr. Michael Hoff is an ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Hoff honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Hoff attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoff speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Rosenberg is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Ernesto Boudet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6035 Sw 40 Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Boudet works as a family medicine physician in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boudet include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Dr. Boudet is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Boudet completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boudet takes.

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

Dr. Jorge Pereira is a family medicine physician in Miami, FL. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Pereira performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His clinical interests include cancer, glaucoma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pereira honors. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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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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