We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Canton, MI.

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

Dr. Daniel Zuckerbrod, who practices in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Detroit, MI, and Westland, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Zuckerbrod is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in eyelid surgery, glaucoma, and LASIK. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Zuckerbrod attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Zuckerbrod (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Archer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1051 N Canton Center Road
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Steven Archer practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ann Arbor, MI and Canton, MI. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 for residency. Dr. Archer is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1051 N Canton Center Road
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Paula Newman-Casey is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. 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 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. Jerome Irwin Finkelstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1051 N Canton Center Road
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Jerome Finkelstein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Canton, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Finkelstein obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.
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