We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Coventry near Hamden, CT.

Filter By:
Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2880 Old Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. James Martone works as an ophthalmologist in Hamden, CT, West Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martone include diabetes, glaucoma, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Martone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Intraocular Lens Implant, Contact Lenses

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2880 Old Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Milner's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Milner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Milner takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Milner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2880 Old Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Swan, who practices in Hamden, CT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Swan is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Swan graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Swan trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Swan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2880 Old Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Paul Masi's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Masi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Masi's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Masi attended New York Medical College for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Masi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Patient Demographic

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.