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

Dr. Robert Feig is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feig accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Feig attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Feig is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dana Blumberg is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Blumberg takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. 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.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Charles Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
405 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jerry Weinberg is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Weinberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Italian. His clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Weinberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Weinberg attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman works as an ophthalmologist in Brooklyn, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with 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

Dr. Karen Melanie Allison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 W 60th Street; 1y
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karen Allison's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Allison accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Allison speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 East 59th Street; Suite 9d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. Patients rated Dr. Cozzarelli highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Gerald Shepps is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. Patients gave Dr. Shepps an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shepps include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shepps attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Shepps (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Shepps is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Emily Zimmerman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Zimmerman's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Warren Appleman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Appleman's areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Appleman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Nancy Nai-En Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Mott Street; #206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Tsai is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.