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We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Workers' Compensation near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Timothy Young Chou, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
Suny Stony Brook; Hsc L2, Room 152
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Chou specializes in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Chou attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chou is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Marc Dinowitz's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. 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. Dr. Dinowitz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He 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. Robert Anthony Honkanen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way, Suite 13
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Robert Honkanen's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Honkanen include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Honkanen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Azin Abazari is an ophthalmologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abazari include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency 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 works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Haque's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Haque 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.