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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Port Jefferson, NY, New York, NY, and Plainview, NY. Dr. Koty is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Koty's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Koty takes 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

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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 in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Eaast Setauket, NY. Dr. Chou's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chou is professionally 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Honkanen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Honkanen attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarwal include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Sarwal an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. John Wittpenn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Port Jefferson, NY. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wittpenn's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wittpenn accepts. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Port Jefferson Station, NY and Point Jeff Station, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Molia include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Molia takes Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Molia is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Azin Abazari's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Abazari completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Anzhelika Vaccaro works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Vaccaro (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is an in-network provider 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. 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Dr. Haque is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before completing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Haque attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Aaron Avni is an ophthalmologist in Brentwood, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. Dr. Avni is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avni accepts. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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 is an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Nomberg performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nomberg honors. Dr. Nomberg is affiliated with John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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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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