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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Koty is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koty's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a cornea specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chou's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Chou honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Honkanen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
329 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Marc Dinowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Smithtown, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Ridge, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dinowitz is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Azin Abazari specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abazari include conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Abazari is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Abazari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 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 affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Haque honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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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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