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Dr. Anne M Nachazel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Anne Nachazel works as an ophthalmologist. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Nachazel trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nachazel include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Neal M Krasnick, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Neal Krasnick is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Krasnick attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krasnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. James W Klein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. James Klein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include glaucoma, non-invasive procedures, and LASIK. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Klein has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Joel L Pelavin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29750 Harper Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Joel Pelavin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Birmingham, MI. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Pelavin's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gerald J Mullan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Mullan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mullan's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mullan completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Mullan is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Stephen Patrick Verb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20845 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. Stephen Verb is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Verb's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verb accepts.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
16530; 19 Mile Road
Clinton Twp, MI
 

Dr. Marvin Shulman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shulman include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Shulman attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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