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Dr. David S Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenfield include glaucoma. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Greenfield welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His distinctions include: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Krishna Siddheswara Kishor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Krishna Kishor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kishor's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. Dr. Kishor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Arindel Stefon Ravindra Maharaj, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Arindel Maharaj, who practices in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Miami, FL, and Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Maharaj attended Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maharaj include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maharaj is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2505 Metrocentre Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Kohn's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kohn is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohn honors. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kohn include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Kohn speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Emanuel Newmark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Newmark's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Newmark is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Catherine Lowe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11380 Prsprty Fms Road; Suite C112
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Lowe is an ophthalmologist. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lowe takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 University Boulevard; Suite 202
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Camejo's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Camejo's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Camejo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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