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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1835 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Edward Chang is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include glaucoma and cataracts. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Chang attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Lawrence Laray Gipson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5418 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gipson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Gipson average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gipson's clinical interests: facial problems, xeomin injection, and acne. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gipson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Andrew David Krouner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Krouner sees patients in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Krouner's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Passavant. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Krouner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Marshall William Stafford, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 Delafield Road; Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Marshall Stafford is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Stafford attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Stafford has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Stafford is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stafford accepts. Dr. Stafford's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and UPMC St. Margaret.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Ian P Conner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ian Conner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. His clinical interests include glaucoma. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Conner is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Conner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
420 E North Avenue; Suite 116
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Karen Lauer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Lauer focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lauer takes. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
420 E North Avenue; Suite 116
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Alunni works as an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alunni include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Alunni's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Omar F Abbasi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1835 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Omar Abbasi is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Abbasi attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abbasi include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abbasi honors.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1145 Bower Hill Road; Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Evan Dreyer, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dreyer trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1145 Bower Hill Road; Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Mondzelewski is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mondzelewski graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mondzelewski trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Garry P Condon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
420 E North Avenue; Suite 116
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Garry Condon is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Condon takes.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Julia Kisin Polat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Julia Polat's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Russian. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Polat is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Polat attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: 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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