We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Naples, FL.

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Alana L. Grajewski MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
311 9th Street North
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Alana Grajewski's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Grajewski attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In her practice, Dr. Grajewski focuses on eye surgery and glaucoma. Dr. Grajewski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Grajewski include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard K. Lee PHD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
311 9th Street North
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL and Naples, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4085 Tamiami Trail N; Suite B103
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Lani Vu, who practices in Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vu attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6101 Pine Ridge Road; Desks 10 and 11
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Quinn works as an ophthalmologist in Gainesville, FL and Naples, FL. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quinn honors. Dr. Quinn is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.38 stars (9 ratings)
661 Goodlette Road N; Suite 105
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Paul Rougraff specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Naples, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Rougraff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. Dr. Rougraff's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
700 Neapolitan Way
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Julia Carter is an ophthalmologist in Naples, FL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Carter attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.56 stars (12 ratings)
3455 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Mimi Groom works as an ophthalmologist in Naples, FL. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Groom completed her residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients gave Dr. Groom an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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