We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Tampa, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4129 N Armenia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Rosanelli's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Rosanelli a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Rosanelli attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Joel Levitt, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3115 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Levitt's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Levitt's areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, uveitis, and eye surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Levitt has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levitt takes.

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All Interests: Implant Surgery, Eye Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Warren Scherer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Scherer is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. Before completing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Scherer attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Layden is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Layden include glaucoma. Dr. Layden takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 100, Office of Deen King Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deen King is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. King include glaucoma. Dr. King takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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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.