We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept HAP Alliance Health & Life Products near Southfield, MI.

Dr. Bret Alan Hughes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 60
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Bret Hughes sees patients in Southfield, MI and Detroit, MI. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes accepts. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hughes has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Mark S Juzych, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6071 W Outer Drive; Ste M-106
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Mark Juzych is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Juzych include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Juzych accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Juzych's distinctions include: Detroit Super Doctors; ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach award; and Best Doctors in America. He speaks Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Jason Siegel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 301
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Siegel is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Siegel's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 440
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Sayeed Fatima's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Fatima (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fatima include glaucoma, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and blepharitis. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Before completing her residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Fatima attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Blepharitis, X-Rays, Cornea ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.