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We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Philadelphia, PA.

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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, 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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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
501 South 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Young's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in glaucoma, laser surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Young obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
219 N Broad Street; Floor 3
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ortiz is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Ortiz's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Scheie Eye Institute. 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. Dr. Ortiz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson Henderer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Tuh Parkinson Pavilion; Broad & Tioga Streets, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Henderer's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Henderer's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Henderer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Vora takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Forman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Forman's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (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.