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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 sees patients in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Koty performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Koty has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Koty is affiliated with 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 is a corneal and external diseases specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chou 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Dr. Honkanen attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Honkanen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Raju Sarwal works as an ophthalmologist in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sarwal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Sarwal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Sarwal has an open panel.

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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. John Wittpenn, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Port Jefferson, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wittpenn's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Wittpenn is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wittpenn accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Port Jefferson Station, NY and Point Jeff Station, NY. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Molia include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. She takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Molia attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Molia is conversant in Spanish.

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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
125 Oakland Avenue; Suite 101
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Anzhelika Vaccaro sees patients in Port Jefferson, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Vaccaro (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vaccaro include glaucoma. Dr. Vaccaro is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Vaccaro attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Azin Abazari works as an ophthalmologist. Her education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abazari include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. Dr. Abazari honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Haque graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Haque completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haque accepts.

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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, who practices in Brentwood, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Avni has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Avni trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Avni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Plainview, NY, Babylon, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. Dr. Nomberg's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nomberg completed a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. His professional 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.