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We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Tamarac, FL.

Dr. Aarup Anant Kubal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1776 N Pine Island Road; Suite 214
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Aarup Kubal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kubal is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma

Dr. Marvin Elliott Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7421 N. University Drive; Suite 109
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Greenberg is an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Greenberg graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). The average patient rating for Dr. Greenberg is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2500 N University Drive; #14
Sunrise, FL
 

Dr. Seth Cutler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. Dr. Cutler graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6233 N University Drive; Suite 150
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez sees patients in South Miami, FL and Tamarac, FL. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gonzalez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6233 N University Drive
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Camacho is a Tamarac, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Camacho's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His medical residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.