We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay 2750 Carelink HMO PD near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Elise Leonard is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Sunrise, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Leonard attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leonard include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leonard accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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). He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kubal include migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kubal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is 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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Angella highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Angella honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College 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. Dr. Angella is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Anup Kubal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among Dr. Kubal's clinical interests: migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kubal is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Goldberger's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus and Baptist Outpatient Services. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Goldberger is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lane has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Emery Jaffe practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Jaffe performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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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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