We found 13 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aguilar graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Aguilar trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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. Zachary Kaufmann Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zachary Segal's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Segal studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Segal include glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). On average, patients gave Dr. Segal a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cortes' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Cortes (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cortes attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cortes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Dzelzkalns is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dzelzkalns accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Alan Segal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Segal is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Segal's medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. 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.

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

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

Dr. Harry Hamburger's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Hamburger has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for 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: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
401 Miracle Mile; #301
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Sanford Rakofsky is an eye plastic surgeon in Coral Gables, FL. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rakofsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Rakofsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Gonzalez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist, and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hoff is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Key West, FL, Miami, FL, and Tavernier, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenberg completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10860 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox is a family practice physician in Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Fox an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester General Hospital. Dr. Fox is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pena attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pena is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Her professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gonzalez completed her residency training at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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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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