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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. Dr. Negrey's 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 accepts. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Negrey attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Negrey has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Portnoy completed residency programs at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Clinical interests for Dr. Portnoy include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. Dr. Portnoy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

Dr. Michael Pro specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Pro an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pro attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Moster's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Moster is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. She welcomes new patients. She 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). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moster include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Richard Jahnle's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jahnle is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Jahnle's training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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 open to new patients.

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

Dr. Courtland Schmidt is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Carty is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carty accepts. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Carty is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lisa Linder practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Linder's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linder accepts. Dr. Linder attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Her professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Prithvi Sankar works as an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Darby, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sankar's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankar honors. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sankar (or staff) speaks French and Tamil.

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

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. Dr. Hendricks's areas of expertise include strabismus. She honors Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Hendricks attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Bruce Sumlin is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Sumlin performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His clinical interests include glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sumlin takes. He has received the following distinctions: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sumlin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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, who practices in Springfield, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Phoenixville, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Crawford takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. In Dr. Witherell's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Witherell attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

Dr. Deepta Rawat's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rawat include vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Rawat accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. 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.

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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). He has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Santore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and 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 has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. John Negrey specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Negrey focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Negrey attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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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