We found 22 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Havertown, PA.

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Michael A Negrey MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

Dr. Michael Negrey is an ophthalmologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. Dr. Negrey is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Michael James Pro MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dr. Michael Pro practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pro include glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pro studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Marlene R Moster MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dr. Marlene Moster's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Moster has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Lankenau Medical Center. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Moster graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr John Witherell MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA

Dr. John Witherell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Upland, PA, Media, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Witherell include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Witherell attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Richard L Jahnle MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 310
Havertown, PA

Dr. Richard Jahnle is an ophthalmologist in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jahnle's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jahnle accepts. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Jahnle attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jahnle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: YAG Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Intraocular Lens Implant, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Catar ... (Read more)

James B Carty MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 100
Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. James Carty's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Carty attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carty honors. Dr. Carty has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Jennersville Regional Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Jane Z Portnoy MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jane Portnoy's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Portnoy's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, Ca ... (Read more)

Dr Bruce James Sumlin MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA

Dr. Bruce Sumlin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Sumlin speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sumlin include glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Sumlin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Illinois State General Assembly Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement; Cook County Physicians Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement and Community Involvement; and R.J. Reynolds Scholastic Scholarship Latin II prize for highest achievement in Latin.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.41 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 212
Havertown, PA

Dr. Lisa Linder works as an ophthalmologist in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Linder at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Linder is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Nancy W Crawford MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 212
Havertown, PA

Dr. Nancy Crawford's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Crawford trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Crawford has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Crawford is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 256 Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Joseph Flanagan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass chemical peels and glaucoma. Dr. Flanagan is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Flanagan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Chemical Peels, Glaucoma

Prithvi S Sankar MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Prithvi Sankar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sankar (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil. His clinical interests include glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sankar trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sankar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Courtland M Schmidt Jr MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.01 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dr. Courtland Schmidt is an ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Schmidt is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr Jody R PiltzSeymour MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
100. Church Road
Ardmore, PA

Dr. Jody Piltz-Seymour, who practices in Havertown, PA, Huntingdon Valley, PA, and Ardmore, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piltz-Seymour has a special interest in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Piltz-Seymour's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Holy Redeemer Health System, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and St. Mary's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Piltz-Seymour's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Keith Jeffrey Mathers MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
501 Belmont Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dr. Keith Mathers' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mathers attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Mathers is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr John N Negrey Jr MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.78 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

Dr. John Negrey works as an ophthalmologist in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave Dr. Negrey an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Negrey is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Negrey completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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