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We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Columbia, MD.

Dr. Vanessa L Limawararut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Vanessa Lima practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Columbia, MD, Oxon Hill, MD, and Olney, MD. In addition to English, she speaks Thai. Dr. Lima's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Lima attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lima is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Eyelid Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anshu Prasad Prasad, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5670 April Journey
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Anshu Sinha's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sinha include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence Wexler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wexler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Wexler include eyelid surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Wexler is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wexler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia; 100 Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Gordon Lui is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Lui takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Lui's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
11055 Little Patuxent Pky; Suite 105
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Connie McRill practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Baltimore, MD and Columbia, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRill include diabetes, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. McRill is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRill honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. McRill's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Saint Agnes Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Lenard Hammer is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Hammer focuses on glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hammer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Scott Becker is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Becker's areas of expertise include glaucoma. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Becker graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway; Suite 105
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Jerome Ross, who practices in Baltimore, MD, Columbia, MD, and Woodlawn, MD, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Ross performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Ross is affiliated with MedStar Health.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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.