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 is an ophthalmologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Aguilar's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Aguilar speaks Spanish.

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

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Simon average 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts 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 the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Simon's professional 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, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. William Trattler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trattler's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bell's palsy, and migraine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Eugene M Eisner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall; 4th Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Eisner is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Eisner is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eisner has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Spektor completed his residency training at Polyclinic Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spektor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Alan James Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68th Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alan Segal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Segal include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Segal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Gabay is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Gabay trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Interfaith Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. These areas are among Dr. Trattler's clinical interests: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trattler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trattler include: 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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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. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Segal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Segal attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. 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. Stanley Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 703-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosenberg has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Charles Kaiser is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. In his practice, Dr. Kaiser focuses on diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Kaiser has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Buznego's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Buznego attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dzelzkalns include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He 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. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program 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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoff include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hoff speaks Spanish. He is 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 practices family medicine in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pereira include cancer, glaucoma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He 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. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pereira trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Ernesto Ciro Guerra Boudet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6035 Sw 40 Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Boudet specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Dr. Boudet is an in-network provider for AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and more. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Boudet trained 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 for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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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