We found 26 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes 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 glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Negrey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Negrey has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy's medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. These areas are among her clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. Dr. Portnoy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Pro's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Pro's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Moster is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moster takes. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and 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. Dr. Moster is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jahnle completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. His clinical interests include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jahnle accepts. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jahnle is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Courtland Schmidt practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Schmidt at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Schmidt completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lisa Linder works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Linder's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Linder has an open panel. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Dorothy Hendricks is a pediatric ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Hendricks focuses on strabismus. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Hendricks performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Strabismus, 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, who practices in Bryn Mawr, PA and West Grove, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Carty completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Carty takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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

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

Dr. Prithvi Sankar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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 expertise for Dr. Sankar include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sankar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sankar (or staff) speaks 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. Bruce James Sumlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Sumlin practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Sumlin is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Sumlin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sumlin takes. 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 Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Dr. Rawat is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. 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
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Crawford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Crawford's clinical interests include glaucoma. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford honors. Her 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. Her 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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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) and practices in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. In his practice, Dr. Negrey focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Negrey is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Negrey's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Vincent Kevin Young, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 South 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Young works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Young's clinical interests: glaucoma, laser surgery, and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He 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 graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Young speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

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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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