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

Dr. Robert Feig works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Feig's clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Feig completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Blumberg performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions she 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 professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Blumberg is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman works as an ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sherman include glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Sherman is an in-network provider for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Saint Albans, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Allison's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Allison's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allison takes.

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All Interests: 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. Dr. Cozzarelli has indicated that her clinical interests include diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Cozzarelli performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) speaks 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 a New York, NY physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shepps (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepps include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Shepps is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Shepps attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Shepps average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Emily Zimmerman, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmerman include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Zimmerman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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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. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Appleman focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Appleman (or staff) speaks 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Tsai performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsai honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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