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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 specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Koty is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koty honors. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Koty has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Koty is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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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 works as a cornea specialist. Dr. Chou's areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. His professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Chou performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Honkanen is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
329 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Marc Dinowitz is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dinowitz's areas of clinical interest consist of conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Dinowitz is open to new patients.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Abazari's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Abazari takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Haque attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haque honors.

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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.