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

Dr. Richard Sturm is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sturm include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sturm is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sturm obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Lynbrook, NY and Rockville Centre, NY. Dr. Caronia's clinical interests include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Nassau University Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Caronia is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. Dr. Caronia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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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). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Graham is especially interested in glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Graham honors AARP, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fisherman is in-network for Vytra, MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Fisherman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. He welcomes 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, who practices in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Saint Albans, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Allison a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. 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. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Mineola, NY, Lynbrook, NY, and Manhasset, NY. Before completing her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Trubnik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Trubnik include eye surgery and glaucoma. Dr. Trubnik is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more. She is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Elliott Feinman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feinman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feinman include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Feinman is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Feinman completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
123 Grove Avenue
Cedahurst, NY
 

Dr. David Kirsch's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kirsch is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kirsch include glaucoma. He is affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Kirsch graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kirsch trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He welcomes 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. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. These areas are among Dr. Margulis's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Margulis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Margulis welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Nikola Ragusa, who practices in Rockville Centre, NY, East Meadow, NY, and Plainview, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave Dr. Ragusa an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ragusa takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, 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
260 W Sunrise Highway
Valley Stream, NY
 

Dr. Eugene Arum is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Arum attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Arum's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Arum (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Arum is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
150 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Mazor works as an ophthalmologist in Woodmere, NY. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Mazor performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mazor's 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.