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We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Canton, MI.

Dr. Daniel Seth Zuckerbrod, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7992 North Wayne Road
Westland, MI
 

Dr. Daniel Zuckerbrod works as an ophthalmologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eyelid surgery, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Zuckerbrod honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuckerbrod studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Zuckerbrod (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Zuckerbrod's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shreya Suman Prabhu, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1051 N Canton Center Road
Canton, 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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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1051 N Canton Center Road
Canton, 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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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment

Dr. Steven M Archer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1051 N Canton Center Road
Canton, 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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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Jerome Irwin Finkelstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1051 N Canton Center Road
Canton, 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)

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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.