We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept CIGNA PPO near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Richard Elliott Koty, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
60 North Country Road
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Rich Koty specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Koty is rated highly by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koty has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Timothy Young Chou, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
Suny Stony Brook; Hsc L2, Room 152
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Chou's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chou include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chou accepts. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
329 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Marc Dinowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Smithtown, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Ridge, NY. He is especially interested in conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Dinowitz attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Dinowitz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tehmina Haque, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way, Suite 13
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Tehmina Haque works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Dr. Haque is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Haque honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Azin Abazari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 Researchway
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Azin Abazari is an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abazari graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Abazari is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Anthony Honkanen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way, Suite 13
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Robert Honkanen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. In his practice, Dr. Honkanen focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Honkanen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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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