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Specializes in Ophthalmology
670 Woodbourne Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Paul Keenan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keenan accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Keenan attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Keenan is professionally affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Middletown Boulevard; Suite 104
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Ie speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ie include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ie accepts. Dr. Ie's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Gordon, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
319 Second Street Pike
Southampton, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gordon specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Southampton, PA and New Britain, PA. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Redeemer Health System, Abington Health, and Doylestown Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute, Dr. Gordon attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Guy Scott Mullin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
409 Executive Drive
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Guy Mullin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Mullin's clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). He is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullin accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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