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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Negrey honors. Dr. Negrey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Negrey trained at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Negrey's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Portnoy include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. Dr. Portnoy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. She speaks French. Dr. Portnoy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

Dr. Marlene Moster sees patients in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Patients rated Dr. Moster highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moster graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Michael Pro works as an ophthalmologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Pro focuses on glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pro honors. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Pro performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Courtland Schmidt is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He is especially interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jahnle obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jahnle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Hendricks attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Hendricks completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. Her hospital/clinic 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

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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA and West Grove, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Carty's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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 following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Carty is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Linder's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Linder's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Linder is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. Prithvi Sankar is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Darby, PA. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sankar include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sankar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sankar (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat works as an ophthalmologist. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Her areas of expertise include vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rawat honors. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Dr. Bruce James Sumlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Sumlin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sumlin's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Sumlin's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Illinois State General Assembly Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement; Cook County Physicians Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement and Community Involvement; and R.J. Reynolds Scholastic Scholarship Latin II prize for highest achievement in Latin.

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

Dr. Nancy Crawford works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crawford include glaucoma. Dr. Crawford honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Crawford's hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Louis Santore's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Santore completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mathers attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathers include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathers takes. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell honors. Dr. Witherell obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, 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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