We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Health Net EPO near Pasadena, CA.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1560 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 220
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Mireille Hamparian is an ophthalmologist in Glendale, CA. Dr. Hamparian studied medicine at Albany Medical College. She trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for her residency. She has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Hamparian's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Hamparian is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. James Chee Hian Chee Hian Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 285
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. James Tan is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and Malayalam. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Vikas Chopra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 285
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Vikas Chopra is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Arcadia, CA and Pasadena, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Chopra average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chopra include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Chopra accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Chopra has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Chopra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Julia Song is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Song include glaucoma. Dr. Song's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Song trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Song takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
616 N. Garfield Avenue; #305
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Chau-Po Wei is an ophthalmologist in Monterey Park, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school, Dr. Wei completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Wei (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Shyun Jeng, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
207 S Santa Anita Street; Suite 368
San Gabriel, CA
 

Dr. Shyun Jeng is an ophthalmologist in Torrance, CA and San Gabriel, CA. Dr. Jeng has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeng takes. She graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Jeng trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
960 E Green Street; Suite 268
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Michael Miller works as an ophthalmologist in Pasadena, CA. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Miller honors Health Net and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed a residency program 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vu's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vu honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Vu attended Creighton University School of Medicine.

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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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