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

Dr. Robert Feig works as an ophthalmologist in Bronx, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feig honors. Dr. Feig has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
13-17 Elizabeth Street; Suite 401
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Jacobson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests include uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis

Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 E 14th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Panarelli works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. He is especially interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Panarelli is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panarelli takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
77 Worth Street; Ground Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Noga Harizman is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, astigmatism, and cataracts. She accepts Coventry, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harizman completed her residency training at Sheba Medical Center. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Harizman is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Astigmatism, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
140 W 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schottenstein sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave Dr. Schottenstein an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Schottenstein attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Schottenstein is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cornea 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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