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We found 55 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Aryeh Leib Pollack, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 East 37th Street; Suite 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aryeh Pollack's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Pollack's clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pollack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Celso Tello is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Tello's medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of expertise include the following: eye surgery and glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tello has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. George Cioffi is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Cioffi include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Cioffi is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cioffi has received the following distinctions: Glaucoma Research Foundation, Innovators Award; The Cleveland Clinic, Visiting Lecturer Pro Tempore; and Annual University of Cincinnati Glaucoma Lectureship. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jeffrey Liebmann, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Liebmann's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liebmann completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Liebmann (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Al-Aswad's clinical interests: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Aswad accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; and New York Super Doctors, New York Times Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Al-Aswad (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Al-Aswad is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sidoti takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. Dr. Sidoti (or staff) speaks Spanish, Cantonese, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Dr. Stephen Allan Obstbaum, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
115 E 39th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Obstbaum's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Obstbaum (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Obstbaum is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Obstbaum's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Obstbaum's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Rich Koty is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Koty trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty's areas of expertise consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koty accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Koty speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, 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. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Tsai is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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

Dr. Scott Walsman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before performing 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 UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Anna-Maria Demetriades practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include laser trabeculoplasty, cataract surgery, and laser iridotomy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Demetriades is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Demetriades attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Demetriades has received include 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.

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All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Hypertension, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Naomi Ingrid Hayashi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 East 37th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Naomi Hayashi works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hayashi's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayashi include macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and eye surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayashi honors. Dr. Hayashi attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Hayashi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Polish. Her professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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.