We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept CIGNA PPO near East Setauket, NY.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.95 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
60 N Country Road; Suite 301
Port Jefferson, NY

Dr. Richard Koty is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Koty's areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Koty attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Koty speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and NuHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr Timothy Young Chou MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Timothy Chou is a cornea specialist. Dr. Chou attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and LASIK. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chou is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Cornea Transplant, Cat ... (Read more)

Dr Robert Honkanen MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Robert Honkanen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Honkanen graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Clinical interests for Dr. Honkanen include glaucoma and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Tehmina Haque MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
33 Research Way; Suite 13
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Tehmina Haque works as an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and diabetic eye exam. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haque accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Wills Eye Institute. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Allergic Conjun ... (Read more)

Azin Abazari MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Azin Abazari, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Abazari's areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Abazari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Cornea Transplant, Cat ... (Read more)

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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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