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We found 13 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Aaron Cohn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Cohn focuses on glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Cohn takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohn is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, Dr. Cohn is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Canaloplasty, Glaucoma, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Jahnle practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jahnle include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Jahnle is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Jahnle's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Temple University Hospital. Her clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Hendricks honors Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Nancy W Lee Wilson-Crawford, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Crawford practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Springfield, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. She has a special interest in glaucoma. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Crawford attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Crawford's hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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

Dr. John Negrey sees patients in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Negrey focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Deepta Vasudev Vasudev, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Rawat's clinical interests: vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Witherell completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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). Dr. Sumlin's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sumlin takes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. 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. Dr. Sumlin speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Allison Brucker works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Brucker's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency.

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

Dr. Andrea Saxon works as an ophthalmologist in Ridley Park, PA. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Saxon has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saxon is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Sheldon Morris specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Upland, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Morris is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Monica Zhang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Shanghainese. Her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Zhang attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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.