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We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Horizon Basic Plan A/50 near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Jonathan Myers is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA. He is especially interested in glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Myers is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Myers attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Myers has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011,2010.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1110
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. L. Katz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Katz's areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Katz's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Katz has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Katz is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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). Dr. Kresloff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Scheie Eye Institute's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anand Mantravadi practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include vision problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mantravadi takes. Dr. Mantravadi graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Michael Kresloff is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Collingswood, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kresloff include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kresloff trained at Scheie Eye Institute for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kresloff is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kresloff accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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

Dr. Marc Young is a Collingswood, NJ physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Patient ratings for Dr. Young average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Young 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.