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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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Aguilar is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Aguilar is a graduate of the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar accepts.

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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 specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Simon has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Simon is professionally 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, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. William Trattler's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Trattler highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bell's palsy, and migraine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trattler graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trattler trained 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. He is 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 is an ophthalmologist. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Eisner completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eisner include bell's palsy, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL. Dr. Spektor's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at Polyclinic Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Spektor focuses on diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Spektor average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spektor honors. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trattler include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Trattler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Trattler has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Segal include 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 attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gabay include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabay takes. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Gabay trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Interfaith Medical Center. 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Kaiser speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaiser include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Kaiser attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Kaiser has received the following distinction: 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include glaucoma and cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataracts, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Segal is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He takes 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 The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Segal attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dzelzkalns's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dzelzkalns attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For Dr. Dzelzkalns's residency, Dr. Dzelzkalns trained 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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Buznego is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Buznego attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Buznego has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Buznego is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: 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). He graduated from 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's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hoff 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 practices family medicine. His clinical interests include cancer, glaucoma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Pereira performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. 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

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez works as an internist. These areas are among Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.