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We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Tufts Health Plan near Peabody, MA.

Dr. Sandra Yufang Hu-Torres, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
669 Main Street
Wakefield, MA
 

Dr. Sandra Hu-Torres' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Hu-Torres focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Hu-Torres is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hu-Torres completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She has received the following distinction: NYAM Resident Award. Dr. Hu-Torres (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Inflammation, Eye Problems

Dr. Deborah K Vanderveen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Deborah Vanderveen's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Vanderveen include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Vanderveen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She honors several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vanderveen's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Kansas Medical School; Phi Beta Kappa, Kansas State University.; and Farley Award, Von L. Meyer Award. Dr. Vanderveen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ptosis, Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Pond Meadow Drive; Suite 203
Reading, MA
 

Dr. Mark Latina specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Reading, MA. He has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Latina's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Latina has received distinctions including Chandler-Grant Lecturer; Heed Opthalmology Award; and American Academy Of Ophthalmology Honor Award.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 136p
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. James Hung sees patients in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hung is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hung is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hung is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Ankoor Siddharth Shah, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Ankoor Shah works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Shah attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He 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. 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). 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)

Dr. Paul S Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Lindall Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Paul Greenfield practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Danvers, MA and Everett, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Greenfield is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenfield takes. Dr. Greenfield has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Dennis F Stoler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
31 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Dennis Stoler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Peabody, MA. Dr. Stoler has a special interest in diabetes, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and Boston Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stoler at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stoler takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Cornea 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.