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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2200 16th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Edward Rosanelli practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Tampa, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. Dr. Rosanelli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rosanelli speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Glaucoma

Dr. Kevin Cecil Greenidge, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6133 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Greenidge sees patients in Largo, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenidge honors. Dr. Greenidge obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenidge is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Mark Anderson Sibley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 9th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sibley, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sibley include diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is affiliated with Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retina Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
6133 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schwartz attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2200 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Martin Rosenblum works as an ophthalmologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Before completing his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Rosenblum attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenblum include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenblum average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenblum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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