We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. John Francis Meagher III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21320 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 216
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Maher is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maher honors. Dr. Maher is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
22525 Maple Avenue
Torrance, 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. Amarpreet Singh Brar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
23441 Madison Street; Suite 200, Building 8
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Amarpreet Brar specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Hawthorne, CA and Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Brar average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brar's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Brar attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4223 Redondo Beach Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Hecht is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hecht average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hecht include diabetes management, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hecht takes. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hecht trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Dr. Bibiana Jin-Wan Reiser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3440 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Bibiana Reiser's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reiser honors. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reiser include: Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant. In addition to English, Dr. Reiser (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Stephen C Dinsmore, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
19000 Hawthorne Blvd. 110
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Dinsmore practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dinsmore's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Dinsmore attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dinsmore (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 700
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Goodwin practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In his practice, Dr. Goodwin focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Goodwin graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 W Carson Street; Box 6
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kapamajian is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Whittier, CA, and Torrance, CA. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Kapamajian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kapamajian attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kapamajian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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All Interests: Uveitis, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
23600 Telo Avenue; #210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Matkovich is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Matkovich's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Matkovich include strabismus and glaucoma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Matkovich attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1300 West 155th Street; Suite 104
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Fred Kurata practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kurata include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kurata is conversant in Japanese.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Shyun Jeng, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21350 Hawthorne Boulevard; 168
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shyun Jeng is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Torrance, CA and San Gabriel, CA. Dr. Jeng is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Jeng include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jeng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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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