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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Pro's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Pro's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a retina specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at UPMC Presbyterian. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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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, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), macular degeneration, and amblyopia (lazy eye). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Forman obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Trastman-Caruso is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Mitchell Stein's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stein trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Stein's areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Stefanie Lynn Davidson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Stefanie Davidson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Davidson's areas of expertise include the following: premature babies, uveitis, and strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Davidson honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

Dr. Chirag S Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1401 Rt. 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah works as an ophthalmologist in Lawrenceville, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts.

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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
99 West Gate Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Raymond Pekala works as an ophthalmologist in Cherry Hill, NJ and Haddon Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Dr. Mary Cox is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Cox include glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Wills Eye Institute. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jay Calesnick is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calesnick include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calesnick honors. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is affiliated with 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
2201 Chapel Avenue West; Suite 105
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Bannett practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bannett at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bannett accepts. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Bannett is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1001 Lincoln Drive
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ira Wallace is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Wallace obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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