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We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Canton, MI.

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

Dr. Daniel Zuckerbrod's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Zuckerbrod average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eyelid surgery, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Zuckerbrod's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Zuckerbrod (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Prabhu's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Prabhu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Prabhu is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Newman-Casey's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in strabismus. 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Archer attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Finkelstein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Finkelstein is 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, 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.