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We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept TRICARE Prime near Medford, NJ.

Dr. Michael Colucciello, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Colucciello specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Colucciello's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colucciello honors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy R Wexler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 216
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Amy Wexler's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. Dr. Wexler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wexler attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. 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
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Miriam Brown is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Brown's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown graduated from New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Putnam is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Putnam completed a residency program at Casey Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putnam include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 216
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James Nachbar is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Patients gave Dr. Nachbar an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nachbar has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Sander Cohen's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Cohen attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Trong Tran's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tran studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Carl Franklin Hyder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 South Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Hyder is an ophthalmologist in Medford, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Hyder's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hyder is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Horowitz specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Horowitz's clinical interests include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Medford Plaza
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Cheryl Mitchell works as an ophthalmologist in Medford, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitchell include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and laser treatment. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mitchell attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 South Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Veloudios works as an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Veloudios include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veloudios takes. Dr. Veloudios's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Prosthetics, Cryopexy, Deviated Septum, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Chin Implants, Eye ... (Read 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.