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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 Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
60 North Country Road
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Rich Koty's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Koty is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koty attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Koty is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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 specialty is corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Chou 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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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, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Honkanen focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Honkanen is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Dr. Marc Dinowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
329 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Marc Dinowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing 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 attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dinowitz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Azin Abazari is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Abazari's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Abazari's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Diabetic Eye Exam, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Artificial Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tehmina Haque is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Haque is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Haque include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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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.