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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Negrey's areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Negrey has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael James Pro, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Michael Pro is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Pro is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Patients gave Dr. Pro an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Marlene Moster specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Moster obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moster's distinctions include: 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). Dr. Moster has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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) and practices in Phoenixville, PA and Springfield, PA. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Sumlin completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sumlin has received 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Dr. Dorothy Hendricks' medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Hendricks accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. 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, Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Jane Portnoy practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Her areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. Dr. Portnoy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks French. She is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Witherell include 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: "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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Negrey is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Negrey honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lisa Linder is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Linder has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linder honors. Dr. Linder is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

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

Dr. Richard Jahnle is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Jahnle performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. His clinical interests include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jahnle has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Courtland M Schmidt Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Courtland Schmidt practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schmidt completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt honors. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 256 Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Flanagan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Wynnewood, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Flanagan attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chemical peels and glaucoma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flanagan takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Flanagan is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Flanagan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chemical Peels, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Deepta Rawat is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rawat include vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Dr. Rawat accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Rawat attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Retinopathy, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Conjunctivitis, Edema, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Carty works as an ophthalmologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and West Grove, PA. Dr. Carty's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Carty is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Prithvi Sankar, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Darby, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sankar (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil. He has a special interest in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sankar is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

Dr. Nancy Crawford's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Crawford is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Crawford is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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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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