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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
30 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Graham, who practices in Great Neck, NY, Rockville Centre, NY, and Hauppauge, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graham include glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Graham trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Richard Sturm is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Sturm is professionally affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturm accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sturm's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Karen Allison's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Allison a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. She 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). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Allison trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Allison speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ronald Caronia's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caronia is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Caronia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Caronia is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Barry Fisherman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Fisherman focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave Dr. Fisherman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Vytra, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Fisherman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in New York, NY. Before performing 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 attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Feinman include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Feinman (or staff) speaks 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
123 Grove Avenue
Cedahurst, NY
 

Dr. David Kirsch's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Kirsch an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirsch's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
123 Grove Avenue; Suite 214
Cedarhurst, NY
 

Dr. Michael Margulis' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. In Dr. Margulis's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Margulis (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. Dr. Margulis is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY
 

Dr. Valerie Trubnik's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trubnik is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Trubnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Nikola Ragusa is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Ragusa (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. On average, patients gave Dr. Ragusa a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
150 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Mazor specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Woodmere, NY. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Mazor's clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazor's professional affiliations include St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Natalia Elkin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Elkin include glaucoma. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Elkin completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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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.
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