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We found 25 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Basic Plus near Havertown, PA.

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 is especially interested in eye surgery and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). 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). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moster honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Chosen as one of the Best Doctors in Ophthalmology. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moster's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Negrey, who practices in Havertown, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. Negrey attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Negrey trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He 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 attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portnoy include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Portnoy is conversant in 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)

Dr. Jacqueline Renee Carrasco, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 54
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Carrasco is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrasco include conjunctivitis (pink eye), blepharoplasty, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Carrasco completed her residency training at Wills Eye Institute. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carrasco takes. Her distinctions include: Temple Ophthalmology Resident Teaching Award; Co-Chief Resident: Wills Eye Hospital; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Carrasco has an open panel.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Canthoplasty, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Pro works as an ophthalmologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pro's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Pro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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

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

Dr. Richard Jahnle sees patients in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Jahnle's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Jahnle attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Courtland Schmidt's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Schmidt attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schmidt at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt accepts.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Lisa J Linder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Linder specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Linder takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Linder attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Linder's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She has an open panel.

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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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Carty is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Patients rated Dr. Carty highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received distinctions including 'Top Docs'; Philadelphia Magazine, Main Line Health; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Prithvi Sankar is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sankar (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sankar include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sankar is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Sankar 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendricks include eye problems. She takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Hendricks is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Crawford focuses on glaucoma. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Crawford's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Louis Xavier Santore, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob South, Suite 400
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Louis Santore's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Santore is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Joseph Charles Flanagan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 256 Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Flanagan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flanagan include plastic surgery procedures and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flanagan takes. He has received distinctions including Certificate for Distinguish Achievement; Achievement Award, Medical Records Department, Wills Eye Hospital; and Appreciation Award, Lions Eye Bank. Dr. Flanagan welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Bruce Sumlin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Sumlin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Sumlin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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

Dr. Keith Mathers specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wynnewood, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Dr. Mathers has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mathers's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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.