We found 18 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Paul Pue-Jung Lee, JD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Paul Lee is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. 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. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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 Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Shreya Suman Prabhu, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Box 0714
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Shreya Prabhu specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Prabhu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Jill Elizabeth Bixler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jill Bixler's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bixler's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Bixler attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bixler's professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Sayoko Eileen A. Moroi, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Suite 239
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Sayoko Moroi's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Moroi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Her professional 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, Research, Glaucoma, Alternative Medicine

Dr. Monte Anthony Del Monte, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Monte Delmonte's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Delmonte is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delmonte trained at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Steven M Archer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Steven Archer is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Archer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Donald George Puro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Donald Puro is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Puro graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Puro completed a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Jennifer Somers Weizer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jennifer Weizer, who practices in Ann Arbor, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Weizer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She is especially interested in glaucoma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Her 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, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Zvi Aryeh Kresch, MD
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). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Kresch 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: Uveitis, Glaucoma

Dr. Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Paula Newman-Casey practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Newman-Casey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment

Dr. Harjeet Saran, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Harjeet Kaur's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kaur include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaur honors. She graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Jennifer Anne Kozak, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jennifer Kozak works as an ophthalmologist in Ypsilanti, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Kozak performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozak takes.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Christopher Gappy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Gappy is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Gappy 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. Gappy attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gappy's residency was performed at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Gappy is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Jerome Irwin Finkelstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jerome Finkelstein, who practices in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Finkelstein include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Finkelstein graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Ann Wu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Rebecca Wu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wu's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Wu attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Dr. Denise Ann Marie John, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Denise John specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Ann Arbor, MI. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. John graduated from Meharry Medical College and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.