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

Dr. Dana Blumberg is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Blumberg include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Blumberg attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Named One of Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine; NIH KM1 Award Recipient; and American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award. Dr. Blumberg is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Feig practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Feig's clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Sinai Health System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. She is especially interested in diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Cozzarelli has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Samer Khosrof's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khosrof's clinical interests include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. 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. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khosrof (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Shepps is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Shepps has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shepps completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, Dr. Shepps (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman works as an ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sherman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherman's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Sherman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

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All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Karen Allison is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Allison is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. Her professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Allison obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Emily Zimmerman practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. Dr. Zimmerman's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Warren Appleman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Appleman (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. In his practice, Dr. Appleman focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System. Dr. Appleman 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jerry Weinberg is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Weinberg completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. 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

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

Dr. Nancy Tsai works as an ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai takes. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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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