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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 is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Feig has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dana Blumberg sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Blumberg's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received the following distinctions: 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 affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Sherman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sherman an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khosrof's areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Jerry Charles Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
405 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jerry Weinberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Weinberg focuses on diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinberg obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Italian. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 East 59th Street; Suite 9d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli is an ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Cozzarelli average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cozzarelli is especially interested in diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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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 New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Saint Albans, NY. Dr. Allison has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allison takes. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Allison completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Warren Appleman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
66 E 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Warren Appleman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Appleman is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Appleman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Appleman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Appleman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Gerald Shepps is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Shepps (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Shepps is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepps takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Emily Zimmerman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmerman takes. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Nancy Tsai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tsai attended medical school at New York Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tsai takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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.