We found 14 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Upland, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3301
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Negrey honors. Dr. Negrey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Negrey trained at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Negrey's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Richard Lawrence Jahnle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Riddle Outpatient Pavilion Pike; Suite 3407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Richard Jahnle's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jahnle obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jahnle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Dorothy Helen Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 103
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Dorothy Hendricks' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Hendricks attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Hendricks completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. Her 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3302
Media, PA
 

Dr. Aaron Cohn's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Cohn an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Cohn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat works as an ophthalmologist. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Her areas of expertise include vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rawat honors. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Dr. Bruce James Sumlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Sumlin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sumlin's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Sumlin's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Illinois State General Assembly Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement; Cook County Physicians Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement and Community Involvement; and R.J. Reynolds Scholastic Scholarship Latin II prize for highest achievement in Latin.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Crawford works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crawford include glaucoma. Dr. Crawford honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Crawford's hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 3302
Media, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ortiz practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Ortiz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Ortiz completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell honors. Dr. Witherell obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. John Nicholas Negrey Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3301
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Negrey practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. Dr. Negrey's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Negrey accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Allison Jill Brucker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Allison Brucker is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Brucker include diabetic eye exam, eye floater, and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brucker takes. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Saxon's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Saxon attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sheldon Morris' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Morris obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Monica Zhang is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Shanghainese. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Zhang honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: YAG Laser Capsulotomy, Laser Iridotomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trabeculectomy, Laser ... (Read more)

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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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