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We found 23 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Boston, MA.

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ansari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ansari is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Claudia Richter works as an ophthalmologist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richter's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Kevin Kaufman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kaufman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaufman include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. In addition to English, Dr. Kaufman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Louis Pasquale's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Pasquale performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Pasquale is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pasquale welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, secondary glaucoma

All Interests: Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Teresa Chen practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chen's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute - Rank 1 of 1063; RPI/AMC 6-Year Accelerated Medical Program-Rank 1; and Albany Medical College - Rank 1 of 125. Dr. Chen 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

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

Dr. Edward Barnett is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barnett include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Barnett is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barnett trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Barnett 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. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Hung works as an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hung is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hung accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lucy Shen works as an ophthalmologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shen's training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received distinctions including Research Award, UCLA; ARVO Travel Grant; and American Glaucoma Society MAPS Research Award. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ankoor Shah is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. 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. Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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. Bradford Shingleton sees patients in Boston, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Sandwich, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shingleton's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Shingleton's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shingleton attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shingleton include: Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacey Brauner's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brauner accepts. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Brauner offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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). Dr. Fine is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Fine attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Judge attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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. Janey Wiggs is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Wiggs focuses on glaucoma and genetic issues. Dr. Wiggs is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Aetna, and more. Dr. Wiggs is open to new patients. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wiggs include: Heed Foundation Fellowship; Teacher Of The Year Mass. Eye And Ear Inf.; and Associate Proffessor Of Ophthalmology Harv Med Sc. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Genetic Issues, Glaucoma

Dr. Claudia A Arrigg, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Arrigg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Arrigg include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Arrigg is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received distinctions including Chief Ophthalmology at Lawrence General Hosp; Holy Family Med Ctr.; and Sr. Staff- Holy Family Med Ctr.. Dr. Arrigg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Iryna Falkenstein sees patients in Boston, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at Crimea State Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Falkenstein completed residency programs 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Falkenstein include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicare. Dr. Falkenstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Consultation, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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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.