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

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

Dr. Rich Koty works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Koty is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty has received the following distinction: 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

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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 practices corneal and external diseases in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Eaast Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. Dr. Chou accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chou is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Honkanen is a graduate of 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 has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
329 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Marc Dinowitz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Smithtown, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Ridge, NY. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Dinowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Dinowitz attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Winthrop University Hospital, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dinowitz takes. Dr. Dinowitz is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Azin Abazari is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Abazari include conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abazari accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Abazari attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Abazari speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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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). Her areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Dr. Haque accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wills Eye Institute. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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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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