We found 15 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Dr. Joel Steven Schuman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joel Schuman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: eye surgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuman accepts. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Fund For Medical Education Smith- Kline Beckman Med Perspectives Fellowship; Heed Fellowship, The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation; and Cell Adhesion Molecules in the Aqueous Outflow Pathway, The Glaucoma Foundation. Dr. Schuman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schuman is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schuman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Susan Tonya Stefko, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. S. Stefko's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Stefko include glaucoma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Stefko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Horizon.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Reconstructive Surgery, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1835 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Edward Chang's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. On average, patients gave Dr. Chang a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chang is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Andrew David Krouner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Krouner's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Krouner obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Passavant.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
420 E North Avenue; Suite 116
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Alunni specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Alunni attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Ian P Conner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ian Conner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Conner is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patient ratings for Dr. Conner average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Lawrence Laray Gipson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5418 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gipson is an ophthalmologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, birthmark removal, and acne. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gipson honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Gipson attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Dr. Nils Axel Loewen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Nils Loewen practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In his practice, Dr. Loewen focuses on glaucoma. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks German. Dr. Loewen is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Horizon.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Marshall William Stafford, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 Delafield Road; Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Marshall Stafford's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Stafford's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and UPMC St. Margaret. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stafford is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Omar F Abbasi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1835 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Omar Abbasi practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Pittsburgh, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abbasi include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Abbasi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Kresge Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1145 Bower Hill Road; Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Evan Dreyer sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dreyer accepts.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
420 E North Avenue; Suite 116
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Karen Lauer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Pittsburgh, PA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Lauer is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Garry P Condon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
420 E North Avenue; Suite 116
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Garry Condon is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Condon takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Julia Kisin Polat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Julia Polat's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Polat's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC McKeesport. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polat takes.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1145 Bower Hill Road; Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Mondzelewski is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mondzelewski's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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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