We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Southfield, MI.

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

Dr. Mark Juzych works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Juzych is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kresge Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Juzych has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors; ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach award; and Best Doctors in America. In addition to English, he speaks Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Siegel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Siegel include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Siegel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Bret Hughes, who practices in Southfield, MI and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hughes speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Marshall Cyrlin works as an ophthalmologist in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Madison Heights, MI. Dr. Cyrlin's areas of expertise include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cyrlin honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Cyrlin attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Mark McDermott is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, laser treatment, and transplant procedures. Dr. McDermott is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Southfield, MI, Troy, MI, and Detroit, MI. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sosne takes. He is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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

Dr. Anju Goyal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Dr. Goyal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Goyal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

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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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