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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pollack include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Pollack honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Pollack graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Berman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Berman is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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). His areas of expertise consist of eye surgery and glaucoma. Dr. Tello has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Tello trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Tello has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Tello's professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Cioffi attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Cioffi's areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including 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, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Robert Feig is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feig accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Feig attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Feig is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sidoti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Cantonese, and Italian. Dr. Sidoti has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Sidoti attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sidoti is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sidoti include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Rich Koty is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. On average, patients gave Dr. Koty a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Koty is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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. 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 affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Blumberg takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Blumberg has received include 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 in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Al-Aswad attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She 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. Dr. Al-Aswad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. She 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. Scott Michael Walsman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 Pavonia Avenue; Suite 6
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Walsman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Millburn, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. His clinical interests include glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Walsman takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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 an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. In Dr. Seidman's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Seidman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. 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. Dr. Demetriades's areas of expertise include the following: laser trabeculoplasty, cataract surgery, and laser iridotomy. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Oxford University Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital 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. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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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's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. In addition to English, Dr. Liebmann (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Liebmann is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liebmann's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Naomi Hayashi is a New York, NY physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Hayashi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and eye surgery. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Hayashi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Hayashi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Polish.

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

Dr. Roslyn Stahl is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stahl include glaucoma and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Stahl's residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Stephen Obstbaum's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Obstbaum is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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 the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Obstbaum (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Obstbaum has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.