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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 Ann Arbor, MI. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lee's 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: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Shreya Prabhu works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI, Ypsilanti, MI, and Canton, MI. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Prabhu is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Prabhu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ann Arbor, MI. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Bixler's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Her 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and Genesys Health System. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Moroi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Research, Glaucoma, Alternative Medicine

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

Dr. Donald Puro's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Puro include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Puro's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. 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

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

Dr. Jennifer Weizer is an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Weizer's clinical interests include glaucoma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Monte Delmonte works as an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Delmonte's areas of expertise include strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Paula Newman-Casey sees patients in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Newman-Casey attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is affiliated with 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. Steven M Archer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Steven Archer is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Archer include strabismus. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Archer graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Archer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Archer is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Harjeet Kaur works as an ophthalmologist in Ypsilanti, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. She graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Her medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Kaur's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jerome Finkelstein works as an ophthalmologist in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Finkelstein is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein's professional 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, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Zvi Aryeh Kresch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Room 433
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Zvi Kresch is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Kresch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jennifer Kozak specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Kozak attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kozak is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Rebecca Wu practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Wu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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

Dr. Denise John's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. John is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment

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

Dr. Christopher Gappy is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Gappy attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Health System for residency. Dr. Gappy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Gappy is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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.