We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Santa Ana, CA.

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Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
947 South Anaheim Boulevard; Suite 120
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Sadri's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri accepts. Dr. Sadri studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Sadri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Bruce Lappin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lappin works as an ophthalmologist. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In Dr. Lappin's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, intraocular surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lappin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Herman Lloyd Rundle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1031 W Chapman Avenue; Suite 203
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Herman Rundle specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Orange, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rundle include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rundle accepts. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rundle is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Allen Hill, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 N Tustin Avenue; 240
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hill is an ophthalmologist in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Hill attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Hill average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hill's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. David B Sacks, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
999 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 122
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. David Sacks' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Sacks is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his residency, Dr. Sacks trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
12665 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 401
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Taban specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Taban completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Taban (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 240
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Bruce-Lyle is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bruce-Lyle include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Bruce-Lyle's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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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