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, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Berman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman accepts. Dr. Berman has an open panel. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. He 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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Dr. George A Cioffi II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Cioffi practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cioffi include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. 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 is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Feig is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Feig completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Feig's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pollack (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Pollack attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Celso Tello works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye surgery and glaucoma. Dr. Tello is professionally 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tello takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Tello welcomes new patients.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sidoti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Cantonese, and Italian. In his practice, Dr. Sidoti focuses on glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Sidoti is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Sidoti trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. Dr. Sidoti has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in New York, NY. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tsai completed a residency program at Doheny Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, 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 works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Blumberg's clinical interests: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Her 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 works as an ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Al-Aswad is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Al-Aswad is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rich Koty works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Koty is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Scott Michael Walsman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 Pavonia Avenue; Suite 6
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Walsman is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Walsman include glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walsman's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. Dr. Demetriades (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Greek. These areas are among her clinical interests: laser trabeculoplasty, cataract surgery, and laser iridotomy. Dr. Demetriades is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Oxford University Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. 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).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Liebmann sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Liebmann takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Liebmann trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebmann include: 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Andrew Prince is an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prince is in-network for MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prince attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Prince (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Prince's professional affiliations include 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

Dr. Naomi Ingrid Hayashi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 E 37th Street; Suite 203
New York, NY
 

Dr. Naomi Hayashi practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and eye surgery. Dr. Hayashi's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and 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) is conversant in Spanish, Japanese, and Polish. Dr. Hayashi's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stahl has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stahl accepts. Dr. Stahl has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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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