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We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Louis Santore specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Santore include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santore honors. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Santore's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Samuel H Galib, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Galib honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Galib graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Henderer's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Jeanes Hospital. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Henderer trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Keith Mathers, who practices in Wynnewood, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Mathers is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Mathers's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Joseph Ortiz specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ortiz attended medical school at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute. He has a special interest in glaucoma. 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 affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Ortiz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Vincent Kevin Young, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 South 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Young sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include glaucoma, laser surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Young trained at Scheie Eye Institute. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

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

Dr. Monisha Vora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vora's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vora welcomes new patients. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Forman works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Forman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Forman trained at Georgetown University Hospital.

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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.