We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Los Alamitos, CA.

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Dr Ehsan Sadri MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.61 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
5991 E Spring Street; Suite 327
Long Beach, CA

Dr. Ehsan Sadri is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of latisse, glaucoma, and LASIK. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadri takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Latisse

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA

Dr. Carlos Martinez's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Martinez is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez's training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

Dr Trinh T Nhu
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 130
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Thuc-Trinh Nhu is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Long Beach, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and pterygium. Dr. Nhu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Nhu attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Nhu (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Procedures, Pterygium, Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

Larry Wayne Freeman MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; #204
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Larry Freeman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Procedures, Cataract S ... (Read more)

Donald N Serafano MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.57 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 204
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Donald Serafano is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. Dr. Serafano is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Serafano is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glasses, Botox Injection, Posterior Capsular Opacification, Restylane Injections, Hylaform, Eye Proc ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
7851 Walker Street; Suite 207
La Palma, CA

Dr. Ilan Hartstein is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hartstein attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hartstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: 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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