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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Aguilar attended the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Aguilar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aguilar speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trattler attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. His clinical interests include diabetes, bell's palsy, and migraine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trattler's distinctions include: 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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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. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In Dr. Simon's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Simon is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Simon's 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, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Eugene Eisner sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Eisner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Spektor is affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Spektor attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Spektor has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Gabay include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabay honors. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gabay is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. In Dr. Trattler's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alan Segal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Segal obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kaiser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosenberg is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Segal at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Segal graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with 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. Janis Ivars Dzelzkalns, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dzelzkalns's areas of expertise 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 Dr. Dzelzkalns performed Dr. Dzelzkalns's 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. Carlos Buznego Oph, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Buznego is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Buznego is especially interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buznego accepts. He 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. Dr. Buznego's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Hoff's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hoff's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He 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. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Hoff attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hoff 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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pereira include cancer, glaucoma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Boudet's areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boudet honors. Before performing his residency 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, Dr. Boudet attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors 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.
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