We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Brooklyn, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
586 President Street; Suite B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Robert Feig's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Feig's clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Dana Meredith Blumberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Blumberg, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blumberg takes. Dr. Blumberg's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Blumberg include: Named One of Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine; NIH KM1 Award Recipient; and American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Blumberg has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Elizabeth Cozzarelli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 East 59th Street; Suite 9d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli is an ophthalmologist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cozzarelli is especially interested in diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Cozzarelli completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diplopia, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His clinical interests include glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Samer Amin Khosrof, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
333 86th Street; Suite 1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Samer Khosrof is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Khosrof include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Khosrof attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khosrof (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Khosrof is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Karen Melanie Allison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 W 60th Street; 1y
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karen Allison is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Allison speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. Her professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Allison's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
150 Broadway; Suite 1800
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Shepps' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shepps attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepps include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepps takes. Dr. Shepps (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Jerry Charles Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1215 Avenue M
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jerry Weinberg is an ophthalmologist in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Weinberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Italian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
185 Madison Avenue; Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Emily Zimmerman is a New York, NY physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Zimmerman's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Zimmerman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
66 E 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Warren Appleman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Appleman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Appleman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Yiddish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Nancy Nai-En Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Mott Street; #206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Tsai specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.