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Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 Strawberry Hill Avenue
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Glenn Ostriker works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Ostriker's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ostriker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2046 West Main Street; Suite #2
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Donna Densel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She takes Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Densel speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Densel is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suresh Mandava, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2046 West Main Street; Suite #2
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Suresh Mandava practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Greenwich, CT and Stamford, CT. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandava include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mandava honors. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Mandava attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Mandava is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2046 West Main Street; Suite #2
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Gina Gladstein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gladstein honors. Dr. Gladstein is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gladstein has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Iridotomy, Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
122 East Putnam Avenue; Suite I
Cos Cob, CT
 

Dr. Alexis Finlay is an ophthalmologist in Ridgefield, CT and Cos Cob, CT. Dr. Finlay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Finlay is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Finlay attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlay accepts. Dr. Finlay is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
70 Mill River Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Gallousis is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Gallousis is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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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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