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Dr. Jonathan S Myers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1110
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myers is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Myers completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Myers's professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Dr. Leslie Jay Katz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1110
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. L. Katz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Katz's clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Katz accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Katz's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Katz has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Katz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anand Mantravadi's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mantravadi include vision problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Mantravadi is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Haddon Avenue; Suite 102
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Kresloff sees patients in Collingswood, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kresloff include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Dr. Kresloff attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kresloff takes.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Haddon Avenue; Suite 102
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kresloff is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kresloff's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Scheie Eye Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, dry eyes, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kresloff accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Haddon Avenue; Suite 102
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Young's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees 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.
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