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

Dr. Kevin Kaufmann's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kaufmann attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaufmann has received the distinction of Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague. Dr. Kaufmann (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Shen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shen's training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Her distinctions include: Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship, Harvard Medical School; Best surgery video award, American Glaucoma Society; and Research Award, UCLA. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Louis Pasquale is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pasquale's clinical interests include glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pasquale include: Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Sigma Xi, Manhattan College; and Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College. Dr. Pasquale (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pasquale is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, secondary glaucoma

All Interests: Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christian Song is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and pterygium. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Song completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Song (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Teresa Chen, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Nomination Harvard Medical School's Mentoring Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brian Song's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Song include glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Iryna Falkenstein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA. Dr. Falkenstein (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Dr. Falkenstein's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicare, and more. Dr. Falkenstein welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Consultation

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacey Brauner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brauner honors. Dr. Brauner is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Brauner attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Claudia Richter practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Waltham, MA, Plymouth, MA, and Boston, MA. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. These areas are among Dr. Richter's clinical interests: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Richter's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Honor Award 1993, Amer Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Richter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Hung's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Hung focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hung speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ambika Hoguet, who practices in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoguet include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hoguet (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Hoguet is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ankoor Shah is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. 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. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship; National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Intramural Research Training Award; and Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. He speaks Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Bradford Shingleton's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shingleton include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shingleton attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the following distinctions: 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 professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shingleton has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Fine takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Fine attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3 and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student At University Of Pennsylvania. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jody Judge works as an ophthalmologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Judge average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Babak Eliassi Rad, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
720 Harrison Avenue; 10th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Babak Eliassi-Rad is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Eliassi-Rad is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Eliassi-Rad completed residency programs at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eliassi-Rad has received the distinction of Clinical Instructor of Year - Boston University Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Eliassi-Rad's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, 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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