We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

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

Dr. Anne Nachazel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nachazel include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Nachazel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Nachazel obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Shelby Township, MI. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Krasnick's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Krasnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Birmingham, MI. Dr. Pelavin attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Pelavin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pelavin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Klein graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, non-invasive procedures, and LASIK. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Klein's professional affiliations include 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 Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Mullan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mullan completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullan include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Mullan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Stephen Verb is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verb include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Verb is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Marvin Shulman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16530; 19 Mile Road
Clinton Twp, MI
 

Dr. Marvin Shulman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Shulman focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

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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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