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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Lutherville Timonium, MD and Baltimore, MD. In his practice, Dr. Katzen focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed him at 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. Katzen honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Katzen attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Katzen has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and VA Maryland Health Care System. He is open to 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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ali's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ali's office for an appointment. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and York Hospital. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3333 North Calvert Street; Johnston Professional Building Suite 101
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kidwell trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alan Robin's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Robin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robin include glaucoma. He is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Robin has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
7602 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sheri Rowen is a Baltimore, MD physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Rowen is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rowen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Zimmerman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for her residency. Her distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Richard Scholz's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Scholz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scholz include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Sajeev Kathuria specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Baltimore, MD and Towson, MD. His clinical interests encompass plastic surgery procedures and glaucoma. Dr. Kathuria is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Kathuria is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Doyle include glaucoma. Dr. Doyle honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8415 Bellona Lane; Suite 104
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Gary Cassel practices pediatric ophthalmology in Towson, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cassel include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cassel has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Cassel 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.