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Dr. David S. Greenfield MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Greenfield accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Greenfield's distinctions include: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence; and Phi Beta Kappa. He is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
2505 Metrocentre Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Kohn's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kohn is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kohn completed residency programs at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kohn has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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

Krishna Kishor MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Krishna Kishor practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Kishor is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kishor accepts. Dr. Kishor graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is affiliated with 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 PH.D, M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Arindel Maharaj is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. Dr. Maharaj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Emanuel Newmark M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Newmark's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Newmark graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Newmark is affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Catherine Lowe M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.25 stars (2 ratings)
11380 Prsprty Fms Road; Suite C112
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Lowe specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Lowe's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lowe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
average rating 3.62 stars (2 ratings)
601 University Boulevard; Suite #202
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Camejo practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. For her residency, Dr. Camejo trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Camejo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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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