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

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

Dr. James Nachbar, who practices in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nachbar include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nachbar trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Michael Colucciello's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Colucciello completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Horowitz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Horowitz include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Horowitz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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). She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Wexler include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexler accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Miriam Renee Brown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Miriam Brown is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Moorestown, NJ, Columbus, NJ, and Medford, NJ. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Brown obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Putnam is an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Casey Eye Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Putnam has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Trong Tran's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Carl Hyder's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hyder's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Hyder attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Sander Cohen sees patients in Moorestown, NJ, Columbus, NJ, and Medford, NJ. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute. 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, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 South Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Veloudios specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Medford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Cinnaminson, NJ. She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Veloudios trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Veloudios include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veloudios accepts. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Medford Plaza
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Cheryl Mitchell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mitchell's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mitchell include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and laser treatment. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitchell honors. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton 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.
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