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

Dr. Robert Feig's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Feig 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Feig is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dana M Blumberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue; Columbiadoctors Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dana Blumberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Blumberg honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Blumberg has received include Named One of Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine; NIH KM1 Award Recipient; and American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Sherman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
150 Broadway; Suite 1800
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Shepps is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Shepps is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shepps completed a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Shepps's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Laura E Cozzarelli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
155 E 72nd Street; Ground Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Cozzarelli's clinical interests include diplopia (double vision), vision loss, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Cozzarelli has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diplopia, Vision Loss, Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 W 60th Street; 1y
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karen Allison specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Allison is especially interested in glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and Mount Sinai Hospital. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Allison is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
185 Madison Avenue; Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Emily Zimmerman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zimmerman include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Zimmerman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Zimmerman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
66 E 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Warren Appleman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Appleman include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Appleman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Appleman is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Mott Street; #206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Tsai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Tsai is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: 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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