We found 27 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. David S. Greenfield MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Greenfield is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Greenfield accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Greenfield's distinctions include: Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow Winner Paper Competition, Florida Ophthalm.society; Charles J Preefer Award For Academic Excellence; and Phi Beta Kappa. He is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parrish takes. Dr. Parrish attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

Richard B. Simon M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
average rating 3.1 stars (5 ratings)
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 400e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Simon, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In Dr. Simon's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Hodapp is especially interested in glaucoma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Steven Gedde works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Gedde is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gedde include: 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

Zachary Kaufmann Segal M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.7 stars (16 ratings)
5858 Sw 68 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Zachary Segal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Segal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Segal attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Georgetown University Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Richard Lee specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL and Naples, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, intraocular lens (IOL) implant, and cataracts. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Charles Kaiser is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. Dr. Kaiser speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Kaiser attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kaiser honors 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.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.37 stars (2 ratings)
3659 South Miami Avenue; Suite 4003
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Virgil Sklar is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sklar include glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sklar accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Sklar has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sklar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Sklar's professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.5 stars (2 ratings)
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Cortes is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cortes (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Cortes has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cortes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. William B. Trattler MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Trattler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trattler studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bell's palsy, and latisse. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Trattler takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Jennifer Maria Loh M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
6705 Red Road; Suite 514
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Loh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Loh's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Loh is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Henry L. Trattler MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 400-e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Trattler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Trattler include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Trattler is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Trattler attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trattler include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Janis Dzelzkalns is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dzelzkalns's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataracts, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He is an in-network provider 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, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Douglas Road; Suite 150
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mark Werner practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Werner attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Werner honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Eugene M. Eisner M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
8940 N Kendall; 4th Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Eisner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eisner accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Eisner has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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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