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

Dr. Anne Nachazel practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Nachazel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency.

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

Dr. Joel Pelavin practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Pelavin include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pelavin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. James Klein sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include glaucoma, non-invasive procedures, and LASIK. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Dr. Klein has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Neal Krasnick's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Krasnick's medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Clinical interests for Dr. Krasnick include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Krasnick has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gerald Mullan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Rochester, MI, and Hazel Park, MI. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Mullan's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mullan performed his residency 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Grosse Pointe, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Verb graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verb takes. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Marvin Shulman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Clinton Township, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. These areas are among Dr. Shulman's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

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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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