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Dr. David S Greenfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenfield include glaucoma. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Greenfield welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His distinctions include: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Richard K Parrish II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Parrish works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parrish include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Parrish attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Richard B Simon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Simon practices pediatric ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Simon average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Hodapp, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Hodapp works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hodapp include glaucoma. Dr. Hodapp accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Hodapp is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Paul F Palmberg, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Paul Palmberg is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Palmberg completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has a special interest in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Palmberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Palmberg include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Steven J Gedde, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gedde is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Gedde takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Gedde is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Zachary Kaufmann Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zachary Segal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Segal takes 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Segal trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Richard K Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Dr. Charles Josiah Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Charles Kaiser is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Kaiser is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Kaiser speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3659 South Miami Avenue; Suite 4003
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Virgil Sklar is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sklar's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sklar honors. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Sklar attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sklar include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sklar (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. William Bennett Trattler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Trattler is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trattler graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trattler include diabetes, bell's palsy, and migraine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trattler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Dr. Henry L Trattler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Trattler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. Dr. Trattler's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trattler has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cortes sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Cortes (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Janis Ivars Dzelzkalns, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Dzelzkalns has a special interest in glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). 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. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Dzelzkalns completed a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Dzelzkalns is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Eugene M Eisner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 N Kendall; 4th Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Eisner's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Eisner is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Eisner attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Eisner has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
401 Miracle Mile; #301
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Sanford Rakofsky works as an oculoplastic surgeon in Coral Gables, FL. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Rakofsky attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rakofsky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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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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