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We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Towson, MD.

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Dr. Brett Warren Katzen, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1209 York Road
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Brett Katzen, who practices in Lutherville Timonium, MD and Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Katzen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Katzen has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and VA Maryland Health Care System. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Salman Ali, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Krieger Eye Institute; Morton Mower Medical Office Bu
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Salman Ali is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali accepts. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and York Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3333 North Calvert Street; Johnston Professional Building Suite 101
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
515 Fairmoint Avenue; 110
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Richard Scholz is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Scholz's clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scholz accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
7602 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sheri Rowen works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Pikesville, MD and Baltimore, MD. Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Rowen attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rowen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8201 Philadelphia Road
Rosedale, MD
 

Dr. Amy Zimmerman works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Zimmerman attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmerman honors. She has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Zimmerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Alan Lee Robin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
6115 Falls Road; Suite 333
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Alan Robin is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System. Dr. Robin attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Robin trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Robin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Sanjeev Satdev Kathuria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
6569 N. Charles Street; Suite 505
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sajeev Kathuria is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures and glaucoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Kathuria performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3020 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Raymond Doyle's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Doyle include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Gary H Cassel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8415 Bellona Lane; Suite 104
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Gary Cassel works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Towson, MD. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cassel average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cassel completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.