We found 27 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In her practice, Dr. Richter focuses on glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Richter an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In addition to English, Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Louis Robert Pasquale, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Room 829
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Louis Pasquale practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pasquale honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pasquale include: Sigma Xi, Manhattan College; Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College; and Alpha Omega Alpha, Suny Stony Brooke Med Sch. Dr. Pasquale (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, secondary glaucoma

All Interests: Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Kevin Kaufman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kaufman average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kaufman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the following distinctions: Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. Dr. Kaufman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ankoor Shah practices pediatric ophthalmology in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship; National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Intramural Research Training Award; and Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ansari include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated Dr. Ansari highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ansari is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Teresa Chen's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chen's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, and more. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received professional recognition including the following: Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute - Rank 1 of 1063; RPI/AMC 6-Year Accelerated Medical Program-Rank 1; and Albany Medical College - Rank 1 of 125. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Janey Wiggs is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wiggs's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and genetic issues. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Wiggs accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Aetna. Her distinctions include: Heed Foundation Fellowship; Teacher Of The Year Mass. Eye And Ear Inf.; and Associate Proffessor Of Ophthalmology Harv Med Sc. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Genetic Issues, Glaucoma

Dr. Edward Michael Barnett, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Edward Barnett is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnett attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barnett completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Lucy Shen's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Shen attended Harvard Medical School. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Shen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Shen has received distinctions including Research Award, UCLA; ARVO Travel Grant; and American Glaucoma Society MAPS Research Award. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacey Brauner is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brauner completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Hung focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Hung attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Hung speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hung is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles St./glaucoma Service
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Angela Turalba is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Turalba is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, and more. She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Turalba has received the following distinction: Norman Knight Leadership Development Award. Dr. Turalba (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Turalba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Bradford Shingleton is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Shingleton is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shingleton graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Laura Fine is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Fine average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fine has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jody Judge specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Judge include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Judge takes. Dr. Judge studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at Boston Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Judge is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ambika Hoguet sees patients in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hoguet's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Hoguet 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. She is conversant in Hindi-Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hoguet's office for an appointment.

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

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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.