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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Joanna Sarracino specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Dr. Sarracino takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sarracino is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Stephen Rabinowitz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Rabinowitz is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rabinowitz's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rabinowitz completed a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Marc Weitzman works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Weitzman has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Lensectomy, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2371 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Dan Omohundro is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Omohundro attended New York Medical College for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Omohundro focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Omohundro average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Omohundro is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie C Doctor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
129 Kings Highway N
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Leslie Doctor is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Doctor's professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doctor is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Lensectomy, Refractive Surgery, Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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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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