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Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 Merrick Road; Floor 3
Lynbrook, NY
 

Dr. Richard Sturm specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lynbrook, NY, Rockville Centre, NY, and Westbury, NY. Dr. Sturm's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Sturm is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 Merrick Road; Floor 3
Lynbrook, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Caronia's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Caronia has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Caronia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Caronia's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
30 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Graham is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Great Neck, NY, Rockville Centre, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Graham has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Graham completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Graham welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
165 N Village Avenue; Suite 132
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Dr. Barry Fisherman is an ophthalmologist in Rockville Centre, NY, Hicksville, NY, and Ave Suite 132, NY. Dr. Fisherman speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Fisherman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fisherman honors several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Karen Melanie Allison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
205-16 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans, NY
 

Dr. Karen Allison works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Saint Albans, NY. Dr. Allison's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Allison completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Allison is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY
 

Dr. Valerie Trubnik's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trubnik's clinical interests encompass eye surgery and glaucoma. She accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Trubnik trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
123 Grove Avenue
Cedahurst, NY
 

Dr. David Kirsch is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kirsch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirsch has a special interest in glaucoma. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Kirsch is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
123 Grove Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY
 

Dr. Michael Margulis is an ophthalmologist in Cedarhurst, NY. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Margulis's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Margulis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Elliott M Feinman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
B Way
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliott Feinman is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feinman obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Feinman (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 West Sunrise Highway
Valley Stream, NY
 

Dr. Eugene Arum specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Hempstead, NY and Valley Stream, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arum include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Arum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Arum (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 N Village Avenue; Suite 402
Rockville Ctr, NY
 

Dr. Nikola Ragusa practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Rockville Centre, NY, East Meadow, NY, and Plainview, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Ragusa average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ragusa include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ragusa is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Ragusa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
150 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Mazor works as an ophthalmologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mazor's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Mazor is professionally affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.