We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Philip Lee Shettle, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
13113 66th Street N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lee Shettle's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shettle has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shettle include dry eye syndrome and neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Shettle takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Shettle attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Neurological Disorders, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Glaucoma

Dr. Kevin Cecil Greenidge, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Greenidge is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Largo, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Clearwater, FL. In his practice, Dr. Greenidge focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Greenidge takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Greenidge attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenidge is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Mark Anderson Sibley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 260
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sibley sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sibley include diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retina Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Clinton Woods Sheets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Sheets' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Sheets is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7676 Hunter Lane
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Martin Rosenblum practices ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenblum is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenblum include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Rosenblum (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, 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

Dr. John L Michaelos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1030 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. John Michaelos' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Michaelos include laser surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Michaelos average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Michaelos is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Paracentesis, Chalazion Excision, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Surgery, ... (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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