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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 retina specialist. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services. She obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at UPMC Presbyterian. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati.

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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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and retina specialist. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Ie attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ie's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Ie speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Retina ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elaine Hathaway works as an ophthalmologist in Highland Park, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Hathaway is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, eye trauma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hathaway accepts. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Hathaway has received the following distinction: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha. She 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, who practices in Monroe, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Coleman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman accepts. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include thyroid problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Epstein attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Guy Mullin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullin's clinical interests include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mullin studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stefanie Davidson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Davidson's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include premature babies, uveitis, and strabismus. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Kuchar is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and strabismus. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuchar graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Kuchar is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Chirag Shah is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. Dr. Shah graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.