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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Before completing her residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati.

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

Dr. Elaine Hathaway, who practices in Highland Park, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hathaway include macular degeneration, eye trauma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hathaway at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hathaway honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Devon Health Services, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie is a pediatric ophthalmologist and retina specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. Dr. Ie is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Epstein is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Epstein has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Epstein attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Colleen Coleman works as an ophthalmologist. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Coleman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Coleman trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stefanie Davidson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Davidson completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Davidson include premature babies, uveitis, and strabismus. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullin's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mullin is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Kuchar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and strabismus. Dr. Kuchar is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kuchar trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Chirag Shah's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and 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.