We found 13 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near South Miami, FL.

Dr. John Pedro Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 402
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Juan Aguilar is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Aguilar completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aguilar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Aguilar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Zachary Segal practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Segal's training includes residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Segal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cortes is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cortes graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cortes (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Dzelzkalns is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11410 Kendall Drive; #110
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Harry Hamburger is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hamburger attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Sanford Rakofsky is an eye plastic surgeon. Dr. Rakofsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Rakofsky is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Rakofsky 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.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9600 Sw 8 Street; Suite 16
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ariadna Gonzalez's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gonzalez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist, and Baptist Outpatient Services. Before performing her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Alan J Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5858 Sw 68th Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alan Segal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Segal studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Segal completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Hoff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8955 Sw 87th Court; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hoff is an ophthalmologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hoff's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Hoff 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.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 703-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Rosenberg works as an ophthalmologist in Key West, FL, Miami, FL, and Tavernier, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Kevin Baruch Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10860 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Fox's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Fox is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fox honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Westchester General Hospital for residency. Dr. Fox speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena is an internist. After attending Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Pena is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8 Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Her professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Before performing her residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Gonzalez attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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