We found 10 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). Dr. Hu-Torres (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is especially interested in glaucoma. She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Hu-Torres attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Hu-Torres accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: NYAM Resident Award. Dr. Hu-Torres is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Inflammation, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Ankoor Shah, who practices in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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 professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Deborah Vanderveen, who practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Peabody, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vanderveen completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinopathy of prematurity. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanderveen honors. She has received distinctions including 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) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Vanderveen is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dennis F Stoler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Dennis Stoler is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Stoler is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Stoler's training includes residency programs at The University Hospital, Newark and Boston Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Atrius Health, and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Montvale Avenue; Suite 501
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Stacey Brauner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, 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. In his practice, Dr. Latina focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Latina is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Latina has received the following distinctions: Chandler-Grant Lecturer; Heed Opthalmology Award; and American Academy Of Ophthalmology Honor Award. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hung is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hung trained at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hung's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Paul Greenfield, who practices in Danvers, MA and Everett, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Greenfield include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Dr. Greenfield is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenfield is open to new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Montvale Avenue; Suite 501
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Ambika Hoguet is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Hindi-Urdu. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoguet include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hoguet is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Montvale Avenue; Suite 501
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Christian Song is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Stoneham, MA. These areas are among Dr. Song's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Song honors. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Song's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, ... (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.