We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1516 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aaron Cohn specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohn include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cohn's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Santore completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is 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 Kevin Young, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 South 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Young works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Young's clinical interests: glaucoma, laser surgery, and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Young speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

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

Dr. Joseph Ortiz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Ortiz attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. 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 has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Galib at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He 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 is accepting new patients. Dr. Galib is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Henderer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Henderer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Henderer has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Keith Mathers' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mathers include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mathers attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Monisha Vora is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vora 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. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alan Forman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forman accepts. Dr. Forman graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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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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