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Dr. Scott Michael Walsman MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
600 Pavonia Avenue; 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Walsman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Walsman is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Walsman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. James Tsai is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsai include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Tsai takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute. He is 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Feig's clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone. Dr. Feig is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig is accepting new patients.

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

Celso Tello, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.77 stars (290 ratings)
310 East 14th Street; Suite 304
New York, NY
 

Dr. Celso Tello is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. For his residency, Dr. Tello trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tello is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.38 stars (28 ratings)
345 E 37th Street; Suite 203
New York, NY
 

Dr. Naomi Hayashi sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hayashi 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Hayashi is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Hayashi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.33 stars (3 ratings)
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's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has received distinctions including Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology June; New York Super Doctors; and Medical Service Award, The Glaucoma Foundation December. In addition to English, Dr. Sidoti (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She has received the distinction of Dr. Rafla Demetrious received honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha (A A).

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

Anna Maria Demetriades M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
1305 York Avenue 11th and 12th Floors
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anna-Maria Demetriades works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Demetriades include laser trabeculoplasty, cataract surgery, and laser iridotomy. Dr. Demetriades is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Oxford University Medical School, Dr. Demetriades completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Demetriades include: Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award; BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research Grant; and National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute Research Grant (1R1EY022848).

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All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Karen Hendler-Goldberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. Dr. Hendler-Goldberg is professionally affiliated with 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. She is accepting new patients. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hendler-Goldberg speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Al-Aswad completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Al-Aswad is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Al-Aswad has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. David Berman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Berman is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Berman is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Dana Blumberg specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Blumberg's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and more. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Blumberg has received distinctions including 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Roslyn Stahl practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stahl include glaucoma and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Steven Sherman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sherman has a special interest in glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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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All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Samer A. Khosrof M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
333 86th Street; Suite 1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Samer Khosrof is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Khosrof accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Khosrof (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Khosrof is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Stephen Allan Obstbaum M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.9 stars (289 ratings)
115 E 39th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Obstbaum's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), New York Head & Neck Institute (NYHNI), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Obstbaum attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Obstbaum is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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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