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Celso Tello, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 East 14th Street; Suite 304
New York, NY
 

Dr. Celso Tello is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tello include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Patients gave Dr. Tello an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tello has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Northwell Health Physician Partners. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 E 37th Street; Suite 203
New York, NY
 

Dr. Naomi Hayashi specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayashi include macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hayashi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Hayashi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. Dr. Hayashi's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Herpes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David H Berman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
185 Montague Street; Penthouse Suite
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Berman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Berman is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berman completed a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Berman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Scott Michael Walsman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 Pavonia Avenue; Suite 6
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Walsman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Walsman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. James C Tsai, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E. 14th Street; South Building, Suite 319s
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Tsai is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai honors. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
586 President Street; Suite B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Robert Feig is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone. 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 is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feig has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 East 14th Street; Suite 319s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Sidoti specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Sidoti is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Sidoti focuses on glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Sidoti attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His distinctions include: Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology June; Castle Connolly Top Doctor; and New York Metro Area's Top Doctors. Dr. Sidoti (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Rudrani Banik, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
77 Worth Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rudrani Banik is a specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. She works in New York, NY, Mineola, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Banik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Bengali. Her areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Banik has an open panel.

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

Dr. Leila J Rafla-Demetrious, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rafla-Demetrious honors. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Rafla-Demetrious attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: Dr. Rafla Demetrious received honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha (A A). Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

Dr. Anna-Maria Maria Demetriades, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue 11th and 12th Floors
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anna-Maria Demetriades is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Demetriades include laser trabeculoplasty, cataract surgery, and laser iridotomy. Dr. Demetriades honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Demetriades attended Oxford University Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award; BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Grant; and National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute Research Grant (1R1EY022848). Dr. Demetriades is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Dr. Karen Lynn Hendler-Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E 14th Street; Suite 319 South
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karen Hendler-Goldberg is an ophthalmologist. Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Dr. Hendler-Goldberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Plainview Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hendler-Goldberg is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Conjunctivitis, Pterygium, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Optic Neuritis, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Lama A Al-Aswad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Suite 231
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Aswad obtained her medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; and New York Super Doctors, New York Times Magazine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Al-Aswad is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Al-Aswad is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana M Blumberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Blumberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blumberg graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Blumberg 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. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Roslyn M Stahl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
178 E 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roslyn Stahl's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Stahl performed her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stahl has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Stephen Allan Obstbaum, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
115 E 39th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Obstbaum is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Obstbaum's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Head & Neck Institute (NYHNI), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Obstbaum studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Obstbaum trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sherman include glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, 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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