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 ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Negrey's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Radnor, PA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Portnoy attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Portnoy's professional 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 is an ophthalmologist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Moster takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Moster attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Moster has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). She has an open panel.

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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). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Pro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Pro is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Schmidt highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jahnle include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Jahnle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jahnle honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She has a special interest in eye problems. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hendricks's 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. Dr. Hendricks honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Carty 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 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carty is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Linder's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Linder average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Linder's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at Temple University Hospital for her residency. Dr. Linder is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Sankar's medical residency was performed at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sankar (or staff) is conversant in 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

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

Dr. Deepta Rawat's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending 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. Her areas of expertise include vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Dr. Rawat is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Crawford's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Santore's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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. Dr. Santore is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes 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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Mathers trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Mathers has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Mathers is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Witherell has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

Dr. John Negrey's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Negrey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Negrey is open to new patients.

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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.