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 M.D.
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
average rating 4.58 stars (6 ratings)
1732 University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Elise Leonard is an ophthalmologist in Sunrise, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Leonard trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for her residency. She is especially interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Aarup Kubal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kubal is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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All Interests: Migraine, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.9 stars (5 ratings)
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Guy Angella practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Angella is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Angella trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Angella is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 370
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anup Kubal practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Kubal's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. His professional affiliations include North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and Baptist Outpatient Services. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Migraine, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
7261 Sheridan Street; Suite 100b
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Goldberger is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Hollywood, FL. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberger takes. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Goldberger attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks Hungarian. Dr. Goldberger is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.58 stars (6 ratings)
4000 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 180n
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lane specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Lane focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lane completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.5 stars (2 ratings)
18999 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 201
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Emery Jaffe's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Jaffe is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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