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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
30 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Graham's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Graham's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Graham is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Richard Sturm is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sturm's professional affiliations include Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sturm's office for an appointment.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Lynbrook, NY and Rockville Centre, NY. Dr. Caronia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Caronia is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Caronia completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Karen Allison is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Allison has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Allison attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Allison speaks Spanish. She is 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
165 N Village Avenue; Suite 132
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Dr. Barry Fisherman is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Fisherman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fisherman has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Fisherman graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Elliott Feinman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Feinman include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, Dr. Feinman 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) speaks the following languages: 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
360 Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY
 

Dr. Valerie Trubnik works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Trubnik's clinical interests: eye surgery and glaucoma. She honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Kirsch speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsch include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kirsch's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His practice is open to 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Margulis attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Margulis (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 W Sunrise Highway
Valley Stream, NY
 

Dr. Eugene Arum practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arum include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Arum's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Arum (or staff) is conversant in 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Rockville Centre, NY, East Meadow, NY, and Plainview, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ragusa's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. Before performing his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Ragusa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In Dr. Mazor's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Mazor's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Mazor's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
220 Beach 20th Street
Far Rockaway, NY
 

Dr. Natalia Elkin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Elkin has a special interest in glaucoma. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: 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.