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We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Plymouth, MA.

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ansari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ansari is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter works as an ophthalmologist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richter's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. James Hung works as an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hung is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hung accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton sees patients in Boston, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Sandwich, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shingleton's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Shingleton's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shingleton attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shingleton include: Boston Super Doctors; Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fine is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Fine attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fine include: Phi Beta Kappa; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3; and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Jody Judge's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Judge attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetic Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Oats is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Oats's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oats include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Oats is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Oats trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He has received distinctions including *additional Board Certification In Emergency and Medicine*.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Rostler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rostler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He speaks Russian. Dr. Rostler is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Oconnor works as an ophthalmologist in Plymouth, MA and Sandwich, MA. Dr. Oconnor is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Oconnor trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: National Eye Institute Arvo Scholarship. Dr. Oconnor is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.