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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Myers has a special interest in glaucoma. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Myers honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Myers include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011,2010. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

Dr. L. Katz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Katz obtained Dr. Katz's medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed Dr. Katz's residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Katz takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Katz has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard Kresloff is an ophthalmologist in Collingswood, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. Before completing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute, Dr. Kresloff attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anand Mantravadi is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Kresloff a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kresloff include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kresloff is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Scheie Eye Institute's residency program.

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

Dr. Marc Young is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute and Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Young is professionally 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.