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We found 23 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Richard Kenneth Parrish II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Parrish specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Parrish graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. David Steven Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield sees patients in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Greenfield focuses on glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenfield's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow 1994-95; Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; and Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence. Dr. Greenfield's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Richard Simon specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Simon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Simon attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Simon's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Steven Jon Gedde, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gedde's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Gedde is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Gedde attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Gedde has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. William Trattler sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trattler include diabetes, bell's palsy, and macular degeneration. Dr. Trattler's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trattler is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trattler 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. Elizabeth Ann Hodapp, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Hodapp is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hodapp include glaucoma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Paul Fredric Palmberg, MD, PhD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Paul Palmberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Palmberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Palmberg attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Intraocular Lens Implant, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard K Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Eugene Eisner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Eisner include bell's palsy, macular degeneration, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Eisner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Eisner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of 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 is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Spektor's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Spektor has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes

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

Dr. Henry Trattler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Trattler is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Trattler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Jack Gabay is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gabay include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Gabay attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Gabay speaks Spanish.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaiser include diabetes, herpes, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Kaiser accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Kaiser has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Dr. Virgil Enrique Enrique Ferrer Sklar Sklar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3659 S Miami Avenue; Suite 4003
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Virgil Sklar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sklar include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sklar is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Segal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Segal's training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Zachary Segal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataracts, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Segal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Segal is in-network 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital.

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

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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.