We found 57 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield 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. Aryeh Leib Pollack, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 East 37th Street; Suite 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aryeh Pollack practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. Dr. Pollack takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Pollack performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Celso Tello, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 East 14th Street; Suite 304
New York, NY
 

Dr. Celso Tello is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Tello trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of eye surgery and glaucoma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tello has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tello has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Paul A Sidoti, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E. 14th Street; 3rd Floor, South Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Sidoti specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Sidoti honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Sidoti's medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Sidoti (or staff) speaks Spanish, Cantonese, and Italian. Dr. Sidoti's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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Dr. James Ching Cheng Tsai, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E. 14th Street; South Building, Suite 319s
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Tsai is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He accepts United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. George A Cioffi II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Cioffi's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He takes Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cioffi attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cioffi trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cioffi include: Glaucoma Research Foundation, Innovators Award; The Cleveland Clinic, Visiting Lecturer Pro Tempore; and Annual University of Cincinnati Glaucoma Lectureship. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Cioffi is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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. Lama Adnan Al-Aswad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Suite 231
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Al-Aswad's clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; and New York Super Doctors, New York Times Magazine. Dr. Al-Aswad (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard Elliott Koty, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
157 E 72 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rich Koty specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Koty attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Dr. Scott Michael Walsman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 Pavonia Avenue; Suite 6
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Walsman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Walsman's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Walsman attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Walsman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Jeffrey M Liebmann, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E 14th Street; Suite #304
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Liebmann works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Liebmann attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liebmann takes. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Liebmann (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Liebmann's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rudrani Banik, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
77 Worth Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rudrani Banik works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY, Mineola, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Banik is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Her areas of expertise include the following: migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Banik is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. Dr. Banik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Banik welcomes new patients.

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

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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

Dr. Anna-Maria Maria Demetriades, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue 11th and 12th Floors
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anna-Maria Demetriades specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. She obtained her medical school training at Oxford University Medical School and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include laser trabeculoplasty, cataract surgery, and laser iridotomy. Dr. Demetriades honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She has received distinctions including Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award; BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Grant; and National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute Research Grant (1R1EY022848). Dr. Demetriades (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Demetriades is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Dr. Andrew M Prince, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
178 E 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Prince's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prince completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prince include glaucoma and cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Prince an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Prince (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Valley Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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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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