We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near New York, NY.

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Dr. Dana Meredith Blumberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Blumberg is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Blumberg include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Blumberg is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and more. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Blumberg completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Blumberg has received include Named One of Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine; NIH KM1 Award Recipient; and American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
586 President Street; Suite B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Robert Feig's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Feig is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sherman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Sherman's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

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All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
150 Broadway; Suite 1800
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Shepps practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Shepps (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Shepps is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Shepps attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Laura Elizabeth Cozzarelli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 East 59th Street; Suite 9d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cozzarelli's areas of expertise include the following: diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cozzarelli honors. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diplopia, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 W 60th Street; 1y
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karen Allison is an ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Allison focuses on glaucoma. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allison attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
185 Madison Avenue; Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Emily Zimmerman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmerman include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Zimmerman attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
66 E 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Warren Appleman works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Appleman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Appleman include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Appleman graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Appleman's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Mott Street; #206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Tsai is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Tsai is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai accepts. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Tsai trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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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