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

Dr. Robert Feig is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Feig trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Aryeh Pollack's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. His professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Pollack completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Jacobson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Jacobson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Jacobson's areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jacobson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Noga Harizman is an ophthalmologist. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Sheba Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, astigmatism, and cataracts. Dr. Harizman is in-network for Coventry, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Edwin Schottenstein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Schottenstein average 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Schottenstein speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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

Dr. Joseph Panarelli, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataracts. Dr. Panarelli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, 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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