We found 12 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. Michael James Pro, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
775 East Route 70; Building F-180
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Pro is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Pro is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Patients gave Dr. Pro an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Angana Nayan Pandya, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1401 Rt. 70 East
Cherry Hill, 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1233 Haddonfld Brln Road; Suite 5
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Forman is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), macular degeneration, and amblyopia (lazy eye). Dr. Forman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Forman attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Forman is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Kennedy Health System.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Elyse Randi Trastman-Caruso, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Garden State; Community Mc
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Elyse Trastman-Caruso practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Brick, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Dr. Trastman-Caruso's clinical interests include glaucoma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Community Medical Center. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Trastman-Caruso is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
99 West Gate Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Raymond Pekala's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Dr. Pekala is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Pekala completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2201 Chapel Avenue West; Suite 105
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Bannett's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Bannett is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bannett focuses on glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bannett attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1001 E. Lincoln Drive West
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Stein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stein at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Chirag S Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1401 Rt. 70 East
Cherry Hill, 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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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefanie L Davidson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, 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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All Interests: Retinopathy, Premature Babies, Uveitis, Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1140 White Horse Road; Suite 1
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Mary Jude Cox's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cox has a special interest in glaucoma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox honors. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wills Eye Institute. She is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Jay Lee Calesnick, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 White Horse Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Calesnick works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Calesnick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Calesnick's professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and The Memorial Hospital of Salem County.

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1001 Lincoln Drive
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ira Wallace's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallace takes. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Glaucoma

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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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