We found 56 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Celso Tello's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in eye surgery and glaucoma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tello accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Tello is affiliated with Northwell Health, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. James Tsai sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai accepts. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Doheny Eye Institute's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 E 37th Street; Suite 203
New York, NY
 

Dr. Naomi Hayashi sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Hayashi's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and eye surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hayashi's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Hayashi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Polish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E 14th Street; Suite 319
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Sidoti is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sidoti average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sidoti honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. Dr. Sidoti has received the following distinctions: Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology June; Castle Connolly Top Doctor; and New York Metro Area's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sidoti (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Sidoti is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. David Berman sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is especially interested in 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 graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman takes. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Feig is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Feig trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone. He welcomes 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. His professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Pollack completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Al-Aswad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Al-Aswad has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

Dr. Rudrani Banik is a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Banik attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Banik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Banik is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
157 E 72 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rich Koty practices pediatric ophthalmology in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Koty's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
114 E 27th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Accardi works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Accardi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Accardi include conjunctivitis (pink eye), bell's palsy, and macular degeneration. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He attended the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Cabrini Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Accardi at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: The Compassionate Doctor Award Compassionate Doctor; William Warner Harper Award New York Academy of Medicine; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Accardi is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Anna-Maria Demetriades' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include laser trabeculoplasty, cataract surgery, and laser iridotomy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Demetriades is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. After attending Oxford University Medical School, Dr. Demetriades completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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 the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Greek.

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

Dr. Dana Meredith Blumberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Blumberg practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Blumberg's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blumberg is open to new patients. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. 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. Leila J Rafla-Demetrious, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious is a New York, NY physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She has received the distinction of Dr. Rafla Demetrious received honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha (A A). Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Obstbaum is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Obstbaum attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Obstbaum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Obstbaum is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Scott Walsman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Walsman's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Walsman accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, 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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