We found 19 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Ann Arbor, MI.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Paul Lee is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Box 0714
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Shreya Prabhu works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Prabhu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Prabhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jill Bixler is an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bixler include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Suite 239
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Sayoko Moroi is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI and Grand Blanc, MI. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Moroi has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Moroi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and Genesys Health System.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Glaucoma, Alternative Medicine

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Steven Archer is an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI and Canton, MI. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Archer honors. Dr. Archer attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Donald Puro sees patients in Ann Arbor, MI. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Puro's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Puro attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jennifer Weizer practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Weizer has a special interest in glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Weizer attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weizer's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Harjeet Kaur works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaur include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaur attended Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Kaur is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Monte Delmonte's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Delmonte is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Room 433
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Zvi Kresch is an Ann Arbor, MI physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Kresch attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. 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: Uveitis, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Paula Newman-Casey, who practices in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman-Casey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Gappy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI. Dr. Gappy is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Gappy graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gappy's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Gappy 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: Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jerome Finkelstein is an ophthalmologist in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Finkelstein has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finkelstein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jennifer Kozak specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kozak takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Rebecca Wu's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Wu focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. She is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Denise John works as an ophthalmologist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. John attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. John is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment

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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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