We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Homestead, FL.

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Dr. William Douglas Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Reynolds sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Reynolds is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reynolds include glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna. Dr. Reynolds graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4129 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Rosanelli is an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosanelli include glaucoma, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Rosanelli's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Layden is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Layden's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Layden accepts.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deen King practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Tampa, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. King is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Bernard R Perez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Perez's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Perez's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Perez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea ... (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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