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We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Media, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3301
Media, 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. Richard Lawrence Jahnle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Riddle Outpatient Pavilion Pike; Suite 3407
Media, 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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Dr. Aaron Daniel Cohn, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3302
Media, PA
 

Dr. Aaron Cohn works as an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Cohn 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 attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cohn speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Witherell is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Witherell's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Saxon is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Saxon is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy

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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.