We found 25 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter sees patients in Waltham, MA, Plymouth, MA, and Boston, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Richter is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Richter focuses on glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Richter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Richter attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Honor Award 1993, Amer Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Richter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Room 829
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Louis Pasquale is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Pasquale (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pasquale has a special interest in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Pasquale performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. He has received professional recognition including the following: Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Sigma Xi, Manhattan College; and Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, secondary glaucoma

All Interests: Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Zero Emerson Place; Suite 2a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman, who practices in Brookline, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kaufman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kaufman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the distinction of Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague. Dr. Kaufman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Teresa C Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Teresa Chen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Chen's medical residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received professional recognition including the following: Nomination Harvard Medical School's Mentoring Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Lucy Qing Shen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lucy Shen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shen include glaucoma and cataracts. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shen include: Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship, Harvard Medical School; Best surgery video award, American Glaucoma Society; and Research Award, UCLA. In addition to English, Dr. Shen speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacey Brauner's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brauner include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Brauner offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Hung is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Hung's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hung's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christian Song's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Song honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Song is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ankoor Siddharth Shah, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ankoor Shah is a pediatric ophthalmologist. He is conversant in Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah has received distinctions including IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship; National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Intramural Research Training Award; and Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retinoblastoma, Strabismus, Hemangiomas, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton is an ophthalmologist. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shingleton attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shingleton has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Charles B Cannon Memorial Prize Senior Book Prize Graduate With Honors, Univ Michigan Med Schl; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shingleton's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine works as an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Fine average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Fine focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Fine is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fine accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fine include: Phi Beta Kappa Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3 and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student At University Of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Floor 8
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Iryna Falkenstein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falkenstein takes. She obtained her medical school training at Crimea State Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Falkenstein (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Falkenstein welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Consultation

Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 100
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Jody Judge works as an ophthalmologist in Framingham, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Plymouth, MA. On average, patients gave Dr. Judge a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Judge attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetic Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brian Song's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Song is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Family Health Plus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Song's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ambika Hoguet practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA. She is especially interested in glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Hoguet attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hoguet completed a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received the following distinctions: Louis J Girard Award for excellence in research; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship; and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Travel Grant. Dr. Hoguet is conversant in Hindi-Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Consultation, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cynthia Grosskreutz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Grosskreutz studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grosskreutz honors. Her distinctions include: Fellow, american Academy Of Ophthalmology; Diplomate, american Board Of Opthalmology; and NIH Physician Scientist Award. Dr. Grosskreutz (or staff) speaks German. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Grosskreutz is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.
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