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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. He has a special interest in glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He accepts 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Negrey's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Sumlin completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cosmetic Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nancy Crawford's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Crawford include glaucoma. Dr. Crawford's professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Crawford trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford takes.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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

Dr. John Witherell sees patients in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Witherell attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

Dr. Dorothy Hendricks' specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Hendricks is especially interested in strabismus. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. She takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Deepta Rawat is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rawat obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among her clinical interests: vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Negrey is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Negrey is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Negrey honors. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Negrey performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Richard Jahnle specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. Dr. Jahnle's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jahnle include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jahnle honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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

Dr. Joseph Ortiz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortiz include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Ortiz 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 graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Ortiz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Cohn's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cohn attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Allison Brucker's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brucker completed her residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, eye floater, and glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Brucker's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sheldon Morris is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Morris's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Monica Zhang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Zhang accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Zhang attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Zhang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Shanghainese.

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

Dr. Andrea Saxon practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Saxon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Saxon is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency.

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

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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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