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We found 58 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Berman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Berman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berman include: 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. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. His practice is open to 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 works as a retina specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pollack is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollack honors. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pollack has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Cioffi honors Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Glaucoma Research Foundation, Innovators Award; The Cleveland Clinic, Visiting Lecturer Pro Tempore; and Annual University of Cincinnati Glaucoma Lectureship. Dr. Cioffi is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Robert Feig is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Feig attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feig has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Celso Tello specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tello (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Tello has a special interest in eye surgery and glaucoma. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Tello completed a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Tello has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Tello has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sidoti's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at 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 professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Sidoti (or staff) speaks Spanish, Cantonese, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Rich Koty sees patients in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Koty performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Koty has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Koty is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and more. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Blumberg performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She 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 is an ophthalmologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Al-Aswad attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Aswad has received the following distinctions: 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) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Al-Aswad welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Scott Walsman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Walsman is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Stephen Obstbaum practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Obstbaum's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Obstbaum has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Obstbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Jeffrey Liebmann is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Liebmann (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He has a special interest in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Liebmann's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liebmann's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Roslyn Marie Stahl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
178 E 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roslyn Stahl's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Stahl include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Stahl is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. She accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Stahl has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Rudrani Banik is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In her practice, Dr. Banik focuses on migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Banik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Banik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
30 East 65th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Herschorn specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Herschorn is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is in-network for MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Herschorn is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Scheie Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Herschorn (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian.

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All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Blepharoplasty, LASIK

Dr. Frank Eugene Accardi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
114 E 27th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Accardi works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), bell's palsy, and macular degeneration. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Accardi honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Accardi attended medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has received professional recognition including the following: William Warner Harper Award New York Academy of Medicine; New York Super Doctors; and America's Top Ophthalmologist Research Council of America. Dr. Accardi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Accardi is accepting 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.