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

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

Dr. Rich Koty practices pediatric ophthalmology in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Koty's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Chou attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Chou's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chou's 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, who practices in Smithtown, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Ridge, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Dinowitz's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing 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 Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Dinowitz is accepting 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 is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haque include conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and diabetic eye exam. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Haque completed her residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Haque is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Azin Abazari's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Abazari's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abazari is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Honkanen include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Honkanen trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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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