We found 35 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Wynnewood, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, 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. Eve Juliet Higginbotham-Williams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eve Higginbotham sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Higginbotham's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Highmark, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at California Pacific Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael James Pro, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Michael Pro's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pro is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pro is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pro completed residency programs at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Marlene R Moster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marlene Moster is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Moster is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Moster is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Moster trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Courtland M Schmidt Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Courtland Schmidt practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Schmidt attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schmidt takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Jane Z Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Jane Portnoy is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She speaks French. Dr. Portnoy's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Portnoy studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnoy honors.

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Dr. Alexander J Brucker, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
51 North 39th Street; Scheie Eye Institute 528
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Brucker's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brucker include macular hole, uveitis, and eye floater. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Maryland General Hospital, Dr. Brucker attended medical school at New York Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His distinctions include: 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. He speaks French. Dr. Brucker's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Linder's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Linder's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Linder is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Dr. Richard Lawrence Jahnle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; The Wellness Center, Suite 310
Havertown, 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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Dr. Michael E Sulewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sulewski is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sulewski include uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sulewski's distinctions 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.

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

Dr. Joseph Flanagan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Flanagan's areas of expertise consist of chemical peels and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Flanagan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Chemical Peels, Glaucoma

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

Dr. James Carty is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Carty is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Carty is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Carty trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Prithvi S Sankar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prithvi Sankar is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sankar (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sankar include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sankar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Sankar's medical residency was performed at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, 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.
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