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

Dr. Brett Katzen specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and cataracts. Patient reviews placed Dr. Katzen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Katzen is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health, VA Maryland Health Care System, and Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

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 specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell is professionally affiliated with Howard University Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kidwell trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kidwell has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kidwell has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Salman Ali, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Morton Mower Medical Office Building
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Salman Ali is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and York Hospital, Dr. Ali attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Ali is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Sheri Lynn Rowen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
7602 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sheri Rowen practices pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Rowen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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

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

Dr. Richard Scholz specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Scholz is affiliated with MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Scholz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8201 Philadelphia Road
Rosedale, MD
 

Dr. Amy Zimmerman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Zimmerman's practice, she is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zimmerman include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3020 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Raymond Doyle practices pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doyle include glaucoma. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Cassel is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
6115 Falls Road; Suite 333
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Alan Robin practices pediatric ophthalmology. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Robin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Robin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Sajeev Kathuria is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Baltimore, MD and Towson, MD. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eyelid retraction repair and glaucoma. Dr. Kathuria accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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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.
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