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We found 20 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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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

Dr. Joel Schuman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Schuman attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Schuman has indicated that his clinical interests include eye surgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schuman's distinctions include: American Acad Ophthalmology Honor Award; 1994-Present American Health Assistance Foundation; and National Glaucoma Research Grant. Dr. Schuman (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Robert Feig is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feig's 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. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Feig's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Feig welcomes 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 is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Blumberg is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and more. Dr. Blumberg has an open panel. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. 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.

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

Dr. Mitchell Seidman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Brooklyn, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Seidman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Seidman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare.

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

Dr. Joel Solomon sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and refractive errors. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Solomon honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Solomon speaks Spanish. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Eleanore Theresa Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
530 1st Avenue
Suite Hcc 3b, NY
 

Dr. Eleanore Kim is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include blepharospasm, eye surgery, and glaucoma. She is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kim graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kim has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jerry Weinberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weinberg include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinberg takes. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Italian.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. Dr. Sherman studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khosrof takes. Dr. Khosrof's education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and 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 Arabic and French. Dr. Khosrof is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Karen Allison, who practices in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Saint Albans, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Allison a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Allison attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish. 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).

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cozzarelli's areas of expertise include the following: diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training 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. Robert C Cykiert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 East 37th Street; Suite 210
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Cykiert is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Cykiert's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cykiert honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Gerald Shepps, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shepps's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Shepps average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Shepps graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Jonathan Kahn works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and Suite 5-Se, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahn include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and eye surgery. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahn has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Emily Zimmerman works as an ophthalmologist. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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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.