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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 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. Richard Lawrence Jahnle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Riddle Outpatient Pavilion Pike; Suite 3407
Media, 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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 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

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

Dr. Aaron Cohn works as an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohn include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohn honors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Cohn is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Deepta Rawat's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rawat's clinical interests include vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rawat accepts. After attending 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. Dr. Rawat is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Dr. Nancy W Lee Wilson-Crawford, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, 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
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Witherell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 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

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

Dr. Bruce Sumlin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Sumlin is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Sumlin attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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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Dr. Allison Jill Brucker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Allison Brucker is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Media, PA. Dr. Brucker's areas of expertise include the following: diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Andrea Saxon is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Saxon has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Saxon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris takes. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Morris is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ridley Park, PA. Her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Zhang takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Shanghainese. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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.