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

Dr. Joseph Ortiz's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Ortiz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ortiz's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson Henderer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3401 N. Broad Street; Department of Ophthalmology, 6th Floor - Parkinson Pavi
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Henderer is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Henderer studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderer honors. Dr. Henderer has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Monisha Vora is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Dr. Vora is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's residency program. Her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Vora welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1516 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aaron Cohn's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cohn's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cohn speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Cohn is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob South, Suite 400
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Louis Santore is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Santore attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Santore is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally 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. Vincent K Young, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 South 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Young is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, laser surgery, and cataracts. Patient reviews placed Dr. Young at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Young speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib works as an ophthalmologist in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Patient ratings for Dr. Galib average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galib accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Keith Jeffrey Mathers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Keith Mathers works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathers accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mathers welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Prathima Neerukonda Neerukonda, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prathima Neerukonda specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Neerukonda attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Neerukonda completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Neerukonda is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Forman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Forman's practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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