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Dr. Anne M Nachazel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Anne Nachazel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nachazel accepts. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Her medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nachazel is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. James W Klein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. James Klein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, non-invasive procedures, and LASIK. Dr. Klein is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Joel L Pelavin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29750 Harper Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Joel Pelavin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Pelavin's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Pelavin attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pelavin 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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Dr. Neal M Krasnick, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Neal Krasnick is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Krasnick average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krasnick include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Krasnick's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Gerald J Mullan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Mullan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mullan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mullan include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mullan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Stephen Patrick Verb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20845 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. Stephen Verb specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Grosse Pointe, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verb include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Verb takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
16530; 19 Mile Road
Clinton Twp, MI
 

Dr. Marvin Shulman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shulman include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Shulman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Shulman attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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All Interests: 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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