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

Dr. Brett Katzen is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Katzen's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, LASIK, and cataracts. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Katzen has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include MedStar Health and VA Maryland Health Care System. Dr. Katzen is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Salman Ali is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ali include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and York Hospital, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kidwell attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kidwell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kidwell's 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 medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Robin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Robin is professionally 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. Dr. Robin studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
7602 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Sheri Rowen is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Rowen's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8201 Philadelphia Road
Rosedale, MD
 

Dr. Amy Zimmerman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Baltimore, MD and Rosedale, MD. Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. She is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Zimmerman is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Scholz's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Scholz attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Scholz include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid retraction repair and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Kathuria accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Kathuria attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3020 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Raymond Doyle is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doyle is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Gary Cassel specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cassel's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cassel attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. 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.
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