We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Princeton, NJ.

Dr. Angana Nayan Pandya, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Angana Shah is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
4 Princess Road; Suite 101
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie's areas of specialization are pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ie include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Ie attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Kuchar, who practices in Princeton, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Jamesburg, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Kuchar's clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and strabismus. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Elaine Green Hathaway, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 301
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Elaine Hathaway's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hathaway's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and eye trauma. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Hathaway average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John A Epstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street; Suite 104
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. John Epstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Epstein include thyroid problems, glaucoma, and LASIK. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Epstein graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Colleen M Coleman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Canal Pointe Boulevard; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Colleen Coleman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include macular degeneration, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Coleman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Chirag S Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lawrenceville, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more.

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Dr. Stefanie L Davidson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stefanie Davidson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in premature babies, uveitis, and strabismus. Dr. Davidson takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Davidson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retinopathy, Premature Babies, Uveitis, Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Guy Scott Mullin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Princess Road; Suite 202
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Guy Mullin is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Mullin attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullin include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). Dr. Mullin is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mullin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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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