We found 12 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 an ophthalmologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Aguilar's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Aguilar speaks Spanish.

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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 in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Rondon's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Rondon attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Zachary Segal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Segal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Segal attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. His professional affiliations include 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. Alan J Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68th Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alan Segal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Segal include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Segal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dzelzkalns include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Dzelzkalns is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. 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. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cortes specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cortes completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Cortes include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cortes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Sanford Rakofsky is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist. He accepts 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 the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Rakofsky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Rakofsky is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Harry Hamburger is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hamburger is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Detroit's residency program.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in South Miami, FL and Tamarac, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Hoff is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoff include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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, Dr. Hoff speaks Spanish. He is 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosenberg has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She takes 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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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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