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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1530 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Robert Feig is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feig's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
185 Montague Street; Penthouse Suite
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. David Berman, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Berman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Berman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Eye Probl ... (Read more)

Joel S Schuman MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
240 East 38th Street; 13th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Joel Schuman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuman takes. Dr. Schuman's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Schuman has received the following distinction: National Fund For Medical Education Smith- Kline Beckman Med Perspectives Fellowship. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and NYU Langone. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dana M Blumberg MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Dana Blumberg is a New York, NY physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Blumberg's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra. She obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Named One of Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine; NIH KM1 Award Recipient; and American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award. Dr. Blumberg is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.3 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Steven Sherman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sherman's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Samer A Khosrof MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
333 86th Street; Suite 1b
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Samer Khosrof's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khosrof (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Khosrof is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khosrof honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eyelid Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Re ... (Read more)

Dr Nathan M Radcliffe MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1305 York Avenue; 11th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Nathan Radcliffe is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Radcliffe is affiliated with NYU Langone. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Radcliffe attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr Mitchell Steven Seidman DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1405 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Mitchell Seidman, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Seidman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.46 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
150 Broadway; Suite 1800
New York, NY

Dr. Gerald Shepps works as an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Shepps's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Shepps is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
614 2nd Avenue; Suite 2c
New York, NY

Dr. Joel Solomon sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Solomon's clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and refractive errors. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Solomon's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Errors

Dr Jonathan Benjamin Kahn MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY

Dr. Jonathan Kahn specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and eye surgery. Dr. Kahn's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kahn has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Surgery, Uveitis, Cornea Problems, Eye Floater, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, B ... (Read more)

Dr Douglas R Lazzaro MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
450 Clarkson Avenue; Suite J
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Douglas Lazzaro is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lazzaro accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Lazzaro has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Cornea Transplant, Corneal Surge ... (Read more)

Assumpta A Madu MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
240 East 38th Street; 13th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Assumpta Madu, who practices in Bronx, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Madu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Robert Cykiert MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (32 ratings)
345 East 37th Street; Suite 210
New York, NY

Dr. Robert Cykiert specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Cykiert's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and eye floater. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Cykiert attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Cykiert has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Uveitis, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Eye F ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
21-81a 24th Street
Astoria, NY

Dr. Karen Allison works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Allison focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Allison's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allison accepts. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
215 E 95th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Emily Zimmerman is a New York, NY physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Zimmerman attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Zimmerman has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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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