We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept MetroPlus Medicaid near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Aryeh Leib Pollack, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 East 37th Street; Suite 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aryeh Pollack's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pollack include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Pollack's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Pollack has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Feig's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Feig's clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edwin Michael Schottenstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
140 West 71st Street; Ground Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schottenstein sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in eye surgery, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Schottenstein's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schottenstein is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Dr. Lawrence Marc Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
13-17 Elizabeth Street; Suite 401
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Jacobson, who practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobson completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Jacobson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Jacobson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Noga Harizman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
77 Worth Street; Ground Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Noga Harizman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Sheba Medical Center. Dr. Harizman has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, astigmatism, and cataracts. She is in-network for Coventry, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Harizman speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Joseph Francis Panarelli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E 14th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Panarelli's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Panarelli has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panarelli takes. Dr. Panarelli welcomes new patients.

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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.