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We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept HAP Alliance Health & Life Products near Southfield, MI.

Dr. Mark S Juzych, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6071 W Outer Drive; Ste M-106
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Mark Juzych's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Juzych completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Detroit Super Doctors; ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach award; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Juzych speaks Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Anju Goyal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 60
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Anju Goyal works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goyal include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Goyal takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Goyal attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. Dr. Goyal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Bret Alan Hughes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 60
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Bret Hughes practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Michael Jason Siegel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 301
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Siegel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Siegel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark Leo McDermott, MBA, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 60
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mark McDermott's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser treatment. Dr. McDermott is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Dr. Marshall Nelson Cyrlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 005
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Marshall Cyrlin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cyrlin has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Cyrlin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Gabriel Sosne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 60
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Gabriel Sosne is an ophthalmologist in Southfield, MI, Troy, MI, and Detroit, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Sosne speaks Hebrew. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and external eye diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Sosne trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sosne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and 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.