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We found 26 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Basic Plus near Havertown, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Jane Zuger Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Jane Portnoy is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Radnor, PA. Her clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Portnoy studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Portnoy trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She is conversant in French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marlene R Moster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marlene Moster is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Moster's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Moster attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Moster's distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Michael Pro's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pro's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Pro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Courtland Schmidt's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Schmidt average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schmidt include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Schmidt graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schmidt trained at Wills Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard Lawrence Jahnle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; The Wellness Center, Suite 310
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Richard Jahnle practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jahnle include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Jahnle is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Jahnle's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Dorothy Helen Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Dorothy Hendricks is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Temple University Hospital. Her clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Hendricks honors Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Linder is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Linder's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Linder is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Linder has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Prithvi S Sankar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1501 Lansdowne Avenue; Medical Office Building, Suite 208
Darby, PA
 

Dr. Prithvi Sankar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sankar (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. Dr. Sankar has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sankar attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. James Byron Carty Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 100
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. James Carty, who practices in Bryn Mawr, PA and West Grove, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. In his practice, Dr. Carty focuses on glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carty honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Carty welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Nancy W Lee Wilson-Crawford, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Crawford practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Springfield, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. She has a special interest in glaucoma. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Crawford attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Crawford's hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob South, Suite 400
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Louis Santore practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santore accepts. Dr. Santore graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. John Nicholas Negrey Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. John Negrey sees patients in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Negrey focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Deepta Vasudev Vasudev, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Rawat's clinical interests: vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Dr. Samuel H Galib, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Galib at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Galib attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Dr. Keith Jeffrey Mathers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob South, Suite 400
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Keith Mathers is an ophthalmologist in Wynnewood, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Dr. Mathers has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mathers is accepting new patients.

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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.