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Specializes in Ophthalmology
60 N. Country Road; Suite 301
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Rich Koty is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Koty focuses on strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Koty is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and NuHealth. Dr. Koty attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Timothy Young Chou, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
Suny Stony Brook; Hsc L2, Room 152
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Chou is a corneal and external diseases specialist. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Chou takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chou completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Robert Honkanen's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Honkanen is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Tehmina Haque, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Tehmina Haque specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haque attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Wills Eye Institute. Her areas of expertise include 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 takes. She 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)

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

Dr. Azin Abazari is an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abazari include conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Pterygium, Cornea ... (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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