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We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Langhorne, PA.

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

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ie include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Ie attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Ie's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Retina ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Gordon is a physician who specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Gordon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Gordon's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
670 Woodbourne Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Paul Keenan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Keenan has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. He is in-network 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 Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Keenan is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Guy Mullin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). Dr. Mullin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HSA. His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.