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We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna near Port Jefferson, NY.

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

Dr. Rich Koty is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Koty trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty's areas of expertise consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koty accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Koty speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Dr. Timothy Young Chou, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
33 Research Way
East Setauket, 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Cornea ... (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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
125 Oakland Avenue; Suite 101
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. John Wittpenn's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wittpenn trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wittpenn include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wittpenn honors. Dr. Wittpenn is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wittpenn is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Excisional Biopsy, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3 Medical Drive; Suite B
Pt Jeff Station, NY
 

Dr. Leanne Molia is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Molia include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Molia attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Route 112; Suite 300
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Dr. Raju Sarwal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarwal include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwal accepts. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
125 Oakland Avenue; Suite 101
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Anzhelika Vaccaro's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Vaccaro focuses on glaucoma. She is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Vaccaro performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, Dr. Vaccaro (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Azin Abazari is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Abazari's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Abazari takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Diabetic Eye Exam, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Artificial Cornea ... (Read more)

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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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Route; 112 Ste 300
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Avni is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Brentwood, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Avni (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Avni graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. The average patient rating for Dr. Avni is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3 Medical Drive; Suite B
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Dr. Adam Nomberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Nomberg is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nomberg include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Nomberg performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.