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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hu-Torres's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hu-Torres's office for an appointment. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She has received the following distinction: NYAM Resident Award. Dr. Hu-Torres (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA. He speaks Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Shah 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. 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'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 is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Peabody, MA. Dr. Vanderveen attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vanderveen include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinopathy of prematurity. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Medicaid, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vanderveen include: 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's 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 her office for an appointment.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and Boston Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Stoler's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and more. Dr. Stoler is professionally affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Stacey Brauner's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Brauner has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brauner attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Brauner trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Brauner has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Mark Latina specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Reading, MA. Dr. Latina is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Latina graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 is an ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hung honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hung speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hung's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Danvers, MA and Everett, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Greenfield honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ambika Hoguet specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. These areas are among Dr. Hoguet's clinical interests: glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Dr. Hoguet accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. She speaks Hindi-Urdu. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hoguet is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Christian Song's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Song completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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.
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