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

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

Dr. Rich Koty specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Koty include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Koty attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Timothy Young Chou, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Chou's specialty is corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chou include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chou honors. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chou's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Raju Sarwal works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sarwal's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Sarwal focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwal honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sarwal trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. John Wittpenn works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Port Jefferson, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Wittpenn average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Wittpenn is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Leanne Molia's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Dr. Molia takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Molia is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Molia's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haque is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Azin Abazari, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Abazari is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Abazari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Abazari is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Cornea Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Honkanen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way, Suite 13
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Robert Honkanen, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Honkanen include glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. His professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Anzhelika Vaccaro specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Port Jefferson, NY and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Vaccaro (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Dr. Vaccaro is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Aaron Avni's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Avni has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Avni trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. Dr. Avni (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Adam Nomberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nomberg include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. Dr. Nomberg graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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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.
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