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We found 15 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna PPO near Moorestown, NJ.

Dr. Ravi Desh Goel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
741 Marlton Pike W
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Ravi Goel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Goel include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goel honors. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Colucciello, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Blason Plaza 111; 509 South Lenola Road
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Colucciello practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Colucciello trained at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Colucciello include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. Dr. Colucciello is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
Blason Plaza 111; 509 South Lenola Road
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Amy Wexler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexler's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wexler obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Miriam Renee Brown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
509 S. Lenola Road
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Miriam Brown works as an ophthalmologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Brown attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Blason Plaza 111; 509 South Lenola Road
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Putnam's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Putnam include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Putnam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Putnam trained at Casey Eye Institute. Dr. Putnam is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
711 E Main Street
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Scimeca specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Willingboro, NJ and Moorestown, NJ. Dr. Scimeca's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Scimeca accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Carl Franklin Hyder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1701 Wynwood Drive
Cinnaminson, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Hyder is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Medford, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Hyder takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Hyder attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Blason Plaza 111; 509 South Lenola Road
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. James Nachbar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nachbar include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Nachbar is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
509 S Lenola Road; Building 11
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Sander Cohen practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Cohen attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
509 S Lenola Road; Suite 11
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Trong Tran's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Tran's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
128 Route 70; Suite 2a
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Cheryl Mitchell is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Medford, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitchell include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and laser treatment. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Mitchell accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
99 West Gate Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Raymond Pekala's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Pekala average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pekala's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pekala accepts. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Pekala completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cryopexy, Diabetes Management, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Routine Eye Exam, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee H Yasgur, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1415 Rte 70 East; Suite 404
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Lee Yasgur sees patients in Cherry Hill, NJ and Runnemede, NJ. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Yasgur's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hahnemann University Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yasgur accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Blason Plaza 111; 509 South Lenola Road
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Horowitz's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. Dr. Horowitz studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Horowitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1701 Wynwood Drive
Cinnaminson, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Veloudios is an ophthalmologist in Medford, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Veloudios at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. She takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Veloudios's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Cooper University Health Care.

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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.