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Dr. Chee Hian Tan PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 285
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. James Tan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Tan attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Chinese and Malayalam. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.46 stars (24 ratings)
1560 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 220
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Mireille Hamparian is an ophthalmologist in Glendale, CA. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Hamparian trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Hamparian has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Hamparian has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Hamparian is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
616 N. Garfield Avenue; #305
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Chau-Po Wei is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Monterey Park, CA. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wei attended Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wei (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Vikas Chopra M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
625 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 285
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Vikas Chopra works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Chopra has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Chopra has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Julia Song M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Fairmount Avenue; Suite 207
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Julia Song is an ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Song focuses on glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Song attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Song's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy

Shyun Jeng M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.5 stars (3 ratings)
207 S Santa Anita Street; Suite 368
San Gabriel, CA
 

Dr. Shyun Jeng works as an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Jeng's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Jeng obtained her medical school training at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
960 E Green Street; Suite 268
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Michael Miller is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Health Net and Medicare insurance. Dr. Miller graduated from the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2619 E Colorado Boulevard; Suite 100
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Qui Vu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vu attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Vu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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