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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Juzych include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Juzych trained at Kresge Eye Institute. His distinctions include: Detroit Super Doctors; ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach award; and Best Doctors in America. He is conversant in Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 is an ophthalmologist in Detroit, MI, Southfield, MI, and Troy, MI. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. Dr. Goyal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Goyal trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Goyal (or staff) speaks 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hughes has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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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 ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Siegel focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Siegel's professional affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Harper University Hospital.

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All Interests: 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 practices corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDermott include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser treatment. Dr. McDermott accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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

Dr. Marshall Cyrlin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He 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. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Cyrlin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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

Dr. Gabriel Sosne is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sosne include diabetes, glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Sosne takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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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.