We found 19 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. David H Berman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
185 Montague Street; Penthouse Suite
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Berman is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Berman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. These areas are among Dr. Berman's clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Berman has received include New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Feig works as an ophthalmologist in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feig has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Blumberg's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Blumberg attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and more. 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. Dr. Blumberg has an open panel.

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Dr. Joel Steven Schuman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
240 East 38th Street; 13th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Schuman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: eye surgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuman accepts. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Fund For Medical Education Smith- Kline Beckman Med Perspectives Fellowship; Heed Fellowship, The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation; and Cell Adhesion Molecules in the Aqueous Outflow Pathway, The Glaucoma Foundation. Dr. Schuman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schuman is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schuman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Mitchell Steven Seidman, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1405 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Seidman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Seidman attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Seidman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seidman honors.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
614 Second Avenue; Suite 2 C
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Solomon is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Solomon trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Solomon's clinical interests: eye surgery, glaucoma, and refractive errors. Dr. Solomon is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sherman is in-network for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Allison is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Allison 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. Laura Elizabeth Cozzarelli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 East 59th Street; Suite 9d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Cozzarelli's average rating from her patients is 4.0 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. Cozzarelli honors. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Cozzarelli completed a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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

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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 areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Khosrof is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Dr. Gerald Shepps works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shepps include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Shepps attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Shepps (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Robert C Cykiert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 East 37th Street; Suite 210
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Cykiert specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cykiert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and eye floater. Dr. Cykiert honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Cykiert is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Cykiert is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Jonathan Benjamin Kahn, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Kahn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kahn's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and eye surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kahn graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jerry Weinberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Weinberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weinberg attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Italian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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

Dr. Emily Zimmerman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in New York, NY. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. These areas are among Dr. Zimmerman's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Warren Appleman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Appleman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Appleman studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Appleman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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