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We found 24 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Negrey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Negrey is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jane Zuger Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Jane Portnoy is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Portnoy's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Portnoy trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Portnoy speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Lawrence Jahnle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; The Wellness Center, Suite 310
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Richard Jahnle works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Jahnle's clinical interests: glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Jahnle attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Jahnle highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Alexander Jay Brucker, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Brucker is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at New York Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Maryland General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brucker include macular hole, uveitis, and laser treatment. Dr. Brucker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Dorothy Helen Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Dorothy Hendricks is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests encompass eye problems. She accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Hendricks performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Hendricks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Edmund Sulewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sulewski practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, laser eye surgery, and dry eyes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sulewski accepts. Dr. Sulewski is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. In addition to English, Dr. Sulewski speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. James Byron Carty Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 100
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. James Carty practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bryn Mawr, PA and West Grove, PA. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Carty is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Carty attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carty is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3501 West Chester Pike; Suite 202
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Linder practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Linder attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Linder is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Linder has an open panel.

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Dr. Nancy W Lee Wilson-Crawford, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Crawford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Springfield, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Crawford is affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Louis Santore is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Santore include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Santore studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Santore is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Keith Jeffrey Mathers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob South, Suite 400
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Keith Mathers is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mathers's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mathers is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. John Nicholas Negrey Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. John Negrey sees patients in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Negrey is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 W Elm Street; Suite 340
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Fracht practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Conshohocken, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Fracht is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fracht accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 256 Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Flanagan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wynnewood, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Flanagan include plastic surgery procedures, chemical peels, and glaucoma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flanagan accepts. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Flanagan performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Flanagan is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chemical Peels, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galib accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Galib graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Richard James Fugo, MD, PhD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W Fornance Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Richard Fugo is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fugo include glaucoma. Dr. Fugo takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Fugo attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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All Interests: 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.