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 Ambika Sud Hoguet MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Ambika Hoguet is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Hoguet (or staff) speaks Hindi. She has a special interest in glaucoma, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Dr. Hoguet is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hoguet attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Louis Pasquale is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pasquale accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. Dr. Pasquale is accepting new patients. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Sigma Xi, Manhattan College; and Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattan College. Dr. Pasquale (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr Stephen Philip Christiansen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
85 East Concord Street; 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Dr. Stephen Christiansen is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christiansen accepts. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He has received distinctions including Secretariat Award, AAO; Best Teaching Faculty Award, Univ MN Dept Ophthalmol; and Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Division and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Christiansen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
0 Emerson Place; Suite 2a
Boston, MA

Dr. Kevin Kaufmann works as an ophthalmologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kaufmann is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaufmann has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kaufmann attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufmann has received the distinction of Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague. Dr. Kaufmann (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
243 Charles Street; Department of Glaucoma
Boston, MA

Dr. Lucy Shen practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for her residency. Dr. Shen has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shen has received include Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship, Harvard Medical School; Best surgery video award, American Glaucoma Society; and Research Award, UCLA. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Ankoor S Shah MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
253 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Ankoor Shah, who practices in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Shah graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's distinctions 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 accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Stacey Brauner is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Brauner include glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brauner completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brauner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

James W Hung
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. James Hung is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Beverly, MA, and Plymouth, MA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hung's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Lahey Health, Beverly Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hung takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hung trained at Georgetown University Hospital. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Brian Song practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA. These areas are among Dr. Song's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Song's practice is open to new patients. 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.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Christian Song's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Song graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Song's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Pterygium, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.15 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Bradford Shingleton is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shingleton's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Shingleton accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Claudia Richter practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Richter is especially interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richter 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. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

Laura C Fine
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Laura Fine is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Fine accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Fine's distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3 and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student At University Of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Teresa Chen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Chen is especially interested in glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Nomination Harvard Medical School's Mentoring Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
625 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 100
Cambridge, MA

Dr. Jody Judge is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Judge a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Judge obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Claudia Arrigg is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Arrigg attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arrigg include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Arrigg is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Arrigg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is affiliated with Holy Family Hospital (Methuen and Haverhill, MA) and Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes 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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