We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.87 stars (2 ratings)
2200 16th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Edward Rosanelli sees patients in Tampa, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rosanelli include glaucoma, laser treatment, and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Rosanelli 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 Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Rosanelli performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Glaucoma

Kevin Cecil Greenidge 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). Dr. Greenidge is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenidge graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Mark A. Sibley MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.93 stars (29 ratings)
1515 9th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sibley's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sibley takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Sibley 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
average rating 3.58 stars (3 ratings)
6133 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.6 stars (5 ratings)
2200 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Martin Rosenblum's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenblum include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Rosenblum has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenblum accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. 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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