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Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.95 stars (10 ratings)
60 N. Country Road; Suite 301
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Richard Koty's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Koty is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Koty speaks Spanish. Dr. Koty's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and NuHealth.

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

Dr. Timothy Young Chou M.D.
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
average rating 4.25 stars (1 rating)
Suny Stony Brook; Hsc L2, Room 152
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Chou, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and LASIK. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Chou performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Honkanen M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Robert Honkanen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Honkanen attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Tehmina Haque M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.25 stars (1 rating)
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Tehmina Haque is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Haque include conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and diabetic eye exam. Dr. Haque honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Haque is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Azin Abazari practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Abazari is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abazari honors. She graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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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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