We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Coventry Gold HMO 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1097 S. Lejeune Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Oswald Rondon works as an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Rondon performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rondon is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11410 Kendall Drive; #110
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Harry Hamburger is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Hamburger an average rating of 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.

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All Interests: 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. 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cortes is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Cortes include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortes takes. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cortes (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5950 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in South Miami, FL and Tamarac, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a general internist in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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.
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