We found 24 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Louis Robert Pasquale, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Room 829
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Louis Pasquale practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pasquale include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pasquale is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pasquale's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Sigma Xi, Manhattan College; and Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College. Dr. Pasquale (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, secondary glaucoma

All Interests: Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Zero Emerson Place; Suite 2a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufmann specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kaufmann is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague. In addition to English, Dr. Kaufmann (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Kaufmann is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Department of Glaucoma
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lucy Shen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Shen speaks Mandarin. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Shen attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship, Harvard Medical School; Best surgery video award, American Glaucoma Society; and Research Award, UCLA. Dr. Shen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacey Brauner's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Brauner focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Brauner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Brauner attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brauner's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richter's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Richter trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Honor Award 1993, Amer Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. James W Hung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Hung practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Dr. Hung is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hung's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ambika Hoguet's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoguet include glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hoguet include: Louis J Girard Award for excellence in research; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship; and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Travel Grant. Dr. Hoguet (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Consultation, Eye Problems

Dr. Ankoor Siddharth Shah, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
253 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ankoor Shah is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shah include: IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship; National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Intramural Research Training Award; and Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retinoblastoma, Strabismus, Hemangiomas, Eye Trauma, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Shingleton works as an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shingleton obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patient ratings for Dr. Shingleton average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shingleton include: Boston Super Doctors; Charles B Cannon Memorial Prize Senior Book Prize Graduate With Honors, Univ Michigan Med Schl; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Princeton Univ. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fine's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Fine at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3 and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student At University Of Pennsylvania. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brian Song is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Song is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute for residency. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Song is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christian Song, who practices in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and pterygium. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Song attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Song is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Pterygium, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Laser ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Teresa Chen works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include glaucoma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. She has received professional recognition including the following: Nomination Harvard Medical School's Mentoring Award. Dr. Chen offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 100
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Jody Judge is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Judge is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Judge attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Judge is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Judge accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cynthia Grosskreutz is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA. Dr. Grosskreutz's clinical interests include glaucoma. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Grosskreutz has received the following distinctions: Fellow, american Academy Of Ophthalmology; Diplomate, american Board Of Opthalmology; and NIH Physician Scientist Award. Dr. Grosskreutz (or staff) speaks German. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Arrigg works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arrigg include glaucoma and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Arrigg average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arrigg's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, 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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