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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Beverly, MA and Wakefield, MA. She has a special interest in glaucoma. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu-Torres takes. Dr. Hu-Torres is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Hu-Torres has received the distinction of NYAM Resident Award. Dr. Hu-Torres (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Dr. Hu-Torres's practice is open to new patients.

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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). Dr. Vanderveen (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Vanderveen's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Vanderveen is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanderveen honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Kansas Medical School; Phi Beta Kappa, Kansas State University.; and Farley Award, Von L. Meyer Award. Dr. Vanderveen welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Latina's professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Latina's distinctions 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'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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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 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)

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. Dr. Greenfield is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and Boston Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Stoler a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and more. Dr. Stoler's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He is open to new patients.

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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.