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

Dr. Robert Feig is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Feig graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
690 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sherman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, corneal surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sherman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sherman graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sherman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Dana Blumberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery. Dr. Blumberg is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Blumberg is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Blumberg include: Named One of Super Doctors Rising Stars, New York Times Magazine; NIH KM1 Award Recipient; and American Glaucoma Society's Clinician Scientist Award.

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

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

Dr. Gerald Shepps is an ophthalmologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepps's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepps honors. Dr. Shepps graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cozzarelli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Cozzarelli is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cozzarelli's training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diplopia, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Karen Allison is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Allison's clinical interests include glaucoma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allison graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Emily Zimmerman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in New York, NY. Dr. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmerman has received the distinction of 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Appleman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Appleman completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Nancy Tsai is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Patients rated Dr. Tsai highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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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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