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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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Berman has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. Dr. Berman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Schuman's areas of expertise include the following: eye surgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. His distinctions include: American Acad Ophthalmology Honor Award; 1994-Present American Health Assistance Foundation; and National Glaucoma Research Grant. Dr. Schuman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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'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. Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig accepts Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Feig is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Blumberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Blumberg attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Blumberg 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 is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Seidman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Seidman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Dr. Joel Solomon's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Solomon's areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and refractive errors. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Eleanore Kim is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: blepharospasm, eye surgery, and glaucoma. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Kim has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Samer Khosrof's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khosrof's clinical interests include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khosrof trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Khosrof (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Dr. Jerry Weinberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Weinberg's clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Weinberg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sherman's clinical interests: glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Saint Albans, NY. Dr. Allison's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Allison completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Allison is professionally 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

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

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cozzarelli is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cozzarelli takes. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed 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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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Cykiert average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cykiert's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cykiert has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Gerald Shepps sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave Dr. Shepps an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shepps attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Dr. Shepps (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Shepps 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

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

Dr. Jonathan Kahn's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kahn include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and eye surgery. His professional affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kahn trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kahn has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Warren Appleman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Appleman has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Yiddish. Dr. Appleman is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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.