We found 8 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Hu-Torres attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu-Torres accepts. Dr. Hu-Torres has received the distinction of NYAM Resident Award. Dr. Hu-Torres (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Inflammation, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Stacey Brauner's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brauner include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Brauner offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. James Hung is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Hung's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hung's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Dennis Stoler sees patients in Peabody, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoler include diabetes, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Stoler is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Salem Hospital, and Atrius Health. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoler is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at The University Hospital, Newark and Boston Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Christian Song's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Song honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Song is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Ankoor Shah is a pediatric ophthalmologist. He is conversant in Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah has received distinctions including IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship; National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Intramural Research Training Award; and Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. 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 works as an ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Greenfield graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Dr. Greenfield welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ambika Hoguet practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA. She is especially interested in glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Hoguet attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hoguet completed a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. 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. Dr. Hoguet is conversant in Hindi-Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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