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We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Voorhees, NJ.

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

Dr. Angana Shah is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She speaks Gujarati. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Before performing her residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Shah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Forman is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Forman attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

Dr. Mitchell Stein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stein include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Gregg Bannett, who practices in Woodbury, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bannett's areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Bannett is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
99 West Gate Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Raymond Pekala sees patients in Cherry Hill, NJ and Haddon Heights, NJ. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pekala's areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. He 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Stefanie Davidson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include premature babies, uveitis, and strabismus. Dr. Davidson accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Davidson attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Mary Cox's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cox has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Calesnick include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County. Dr. Calesnick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1001 Lincoln Drive
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ira Wallace specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wallace is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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.