We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Elise Roberta Leonard, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1732 University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Elise Leonard is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leonard include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4651 Sheridan Street; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alan Mendelsohn is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Dr. Mendelsohn is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mendelsohn (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yiddish. Dr. Mendelsohn is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Dr. Aarup Anant Kubal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 370
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Aarup Kubal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kubal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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All Interests: Migraine, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Guy Angella is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Angella include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Angella attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11011 Sheridan Street; Suite 215
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Shareen Greenbaum's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Greenbaum include diabetes, migraine, and glaucoma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenbaum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 370
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anup Kubal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kubal is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and Baptist Outpatient Services. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Migraine, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7261 Sheridan Street; Suite 100b
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Goldberger works as an ophthalmologist in Hollywood, FL. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Goldberger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus and Baptist Outpatient Services. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Goldberger attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks Hungarian.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4000 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 180n
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lane is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lane takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lane's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7261 Sheridan Street; Suite 100b
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Henry Spratt is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spratt's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He is a graduate of Cardiff University School of Medicine. He 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
18999 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 201
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Emery Jaffe's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Jaffe attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Jaffe honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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