We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Princeton, NJ.

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Dr. Angana Nayan Shah M.D.
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Angana Shah's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She speaks Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Before completing her residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine Green Hathaway M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.12 stars (6 ratings)
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 301
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Elaine Hathaway is an ophthalmologist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and eye trauma. Dr. Hathaway's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Hathaway takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 North Harrison Street; Suite 104
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Kuchar, who practices in Princeton, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Jamesburg, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kuchar is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and strabismus. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Kuchar is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. John A. Epstein M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.91 stars (3 ratings)
419 N Harrison Street; Suite 104
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. John Epstein, who practices in Somerset, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein's clinical interests include thyroid problems, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Epstein attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Chirag S. Shah M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is an ophthalmologist in Lawrenceville, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Shah trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, eyelid surgery, and scleral buckle. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Colleen M. Coleman M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Canal Pointe Boulevard; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Colleen Coleman is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Coleman's clinical interests include latisse, macular degeneration, and LASIK. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Guy Scott Mullin M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.72 stars (11 ratings)
4 Princess Road; Suite 202
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Guy Mullin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullin include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Mullin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Mullin welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Stefanie L. Davidson M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stefanie Davidson is an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise consist of premature babies, uveitis, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Davidson attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Davidson honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Premature Babies, Uveitis, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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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