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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, who practices in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Ansari obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Richter's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richter 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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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'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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Shingleton's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shingleton attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Fine is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fine's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and 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. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Framingham, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Judge include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Judge is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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 ophthalmologist in Sandwich, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Dr. Oats's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Oats include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oats graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include *additional Board Certification In Emergency and Medicine*. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rostler is conversant in Russian. He has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rostler graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rostler completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rostler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Plymouth, MA and Sandwich, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Oconnor has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: National Eye Institute Arvo Scholarship. Dr. Oconnor's practice is open to 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.