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We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept TRICARE For Life near Columbus, NJ.

Dr. Michael Colucciello, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
25 Homestead Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Colucciello, who practices in Moorestown, NJ, Columbus, NJ, and Medford, NJ, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Colucciello completed residency programs at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 Homestead Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. James Nachbar, who practices in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Nachbar attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nachbar include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. The average patient rating for Dr. Nachbar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nachbar has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Dr. Amy R Wexler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 Homestead Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Amy Wexler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Moorestown, NJ, Columbus, NJ, and Medford, NJ. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Wexler's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Miriam Renee Brown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 Homestead Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Miriam Brown is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 Homestead Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Putnam is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Moorestown, NJ, Columbus, NJ, and Medford, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putnam include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Putnam obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Casey Eye Institute. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Sander M Zeskin Cohen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Homestead at Mansfield
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Sander Cohen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Homestead at Mansfield
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Trong Tran is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran honors. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 Homestead Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Horowitz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horowitz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Horowitz's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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.