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

Dr. Kevin Kaufman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Kaufman completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes. His distinctions include: 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. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Claudia Richter is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Richter's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richter 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
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari, who practices in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Ansari obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Louis Pasquale is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pasquale include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Pasquale completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Pasquale has received distinctions including Sigma Xi, Manhattan College; Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College; and Alpha Omega Alpha, Suny Stony Brooke Med Sch. Dr. Pasquale (or staff) speaks 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

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

Dr. Teresa Chen's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen 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. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Edward Barnett's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnett studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Barnett trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hung include glaucoma and cataracts. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hung accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hung's office for an appointment.

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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 is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Shen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shen has received include Research Award, UCLA; ARVO Travel Grant; and American Glaucoma Society MAPS Research Award. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah's 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shah include: 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, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bradford Shingleton's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Shingleton's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shingleton attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Fine is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fine's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and 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 affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting 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. Stacey Brauner works as an ophthalmologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Brauner offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Jody Judge sees patients in Framingham, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Judge include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Judge is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and genetic issues. Dr. Wiggs is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiggs is accepting new patients. 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Heed Foundation Fellowship; Teacher Of The Year Mass. Eye And Ear Inf.; and Associate Proffessor Of Ophthalmology Harv Med Sc. In addition to English, Dr. Wiggs speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Genetic Issues, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Iryna Falkenstein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Falkenstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Falkenstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. Before performing 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 attended Crimea State Medical University for medical school. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Falkenstein is open to new patients.

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Dr. James W Umlas, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. James Umlas is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Umlas focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Umlas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Umlas attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Umlas has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and **other Specialty:glaucoma**. Dr. Umlas (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Umlas is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.