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Gregory Jay Faust, MD
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Springfield Eye Assoc

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Elizabeth T Arsenio, MD
(413) 737-2122
300 Stafford St Ste 305
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mc Master Univ, Sch Of Med, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1976

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Brian K Bredvik, MD
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Massachusetts
Graduation Year: 1993

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Andrew Sheldon Jusko, MD
(717) 652-2020
299 Carew St Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert John D'Amato, MD
(413) 536-3010
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1988

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Alfred Hutt, MD
(413) 536-0006
10 Hospital Dr
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1966

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Freeman Paul Botnick, MD
(413) 736-1833
299 Carew St Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Eyesight & Surgery Assoc

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Richard Sheldon Luftman, MD
(413) 734-6414
299 Carew St Ste 301
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Total Family Eye Care

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Theodore Mark Ingis, MD
(413) 733-2260
300 Stafford St Ste 112
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Ingis Eye Care

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Mark Alan Jackowitz, MD
(413) 739-7367
300 Stafford St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Springfield Eye Assoc

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Glaucoma Treatments

Most cases of Glaucoma can be treated with eyedrops and occasionally oral medication. Should these methods be unsuccessful, laser or conventional surgery can be effective.

Treating Glaucoma With Eyedrops:
The most common eyedrops used for Glaucoma today are the "beta blockers". Usually used twice a day, they are called beta blockers because they block the beta receptors of the sympathetic nervous system. First introduced in the late 70's, beta blockers (such as Betagan, Betoptic, and Timoptic) reduce pressure without some of the side effects produced by other glaucoma eye drops. They do, however, have their own set of side effects. They can make asthma and irregular heart rhythms worse in people who already have these conditions. In some cases, they can even cause emotional problems such as depression.

Before beta blockers arrived, glaucoma was usually treated with a drug called pilocarpine, available as Pilocar and Isopto Carpine. Usually used four times a day, it is highly effective for decreasing the pressure by increasing the amount of fluid that can be drained from the eye. One problem with pilocarpine is that it constricts the pupil and reduces the amount of light that enters the eyes, making it harder to see. As a result, many doctors will start a patient out with one of the beta blockers...

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Glaucoma: About, Types, Treatments

The most common form of Glaucoma steals sight gradually, and has thus earned the grim nickname "sneak thief of sight." Eleven percent of blindness cases are the result of Glaucoma, and millions of Americans suffer from the disease.

If Glaucoma is diagnosed early, drugs can control it for a lifetime. People with undetected Glaucoma can lose much of their vision before realizing how severely the disease has restricted their sight. Consequently, physicians recommend that everyone over thirty-five years of age have his/her eyes tested for Glaucoma at least every two years.

How Glaucoma Harms Your Eyes:

The major sign of Glaucoma is high pressure within the eye. The rise in pressure results from a build up of aqueous fluid. This fluid bears a heavy responsibility. The nutrients it contains feed both the cornea and the lens. The ciliary body, behind the iris, constantly secretes aqueous fluid, about one-fifth of an ounce per day. From the ciliary body, the fluid flows into the posterior chamber, then slowly circulates over the lens and toward the pupil. There, it flows over the rim of the iris and into the anterior chamber, behind the cornea...

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Types Of Glaucoma

With every form of glaucoma, constant vigilance is the best protection against this stealthy vision thief. Here are the different types of glaucoma you should watch for, especially after the age of thirty-five:

Open Angle Glaucoma:
The most common form of glaucoma is open-angle, or chronic simple glaucoma. It runs in families but does not hit very member of the family. Sometimes it skips one or even several generations. It's called open-angle because, although it looks as if there is no reason why the fluid cannot drain out of the eyes properly, it can't. The blockage seems to be caused by an increased resistance to the outflow of fluid within the trabecular meshwork. Why? No one knows yet. We do know that it usually affects both eyes, but the rise in pressure may be greater in one eye than in the other. See the page Glaucoma Treatments for information about cures for open-angle glaucoma.

Angle Closure Glaucoma:
Angle closure glaucoma, also known as narrow-angle glaucoma, accounts for less than 5 percent of all glaucoma. But when it does strike, it strikes fast. It occurs when the outflow of fluid is suddenly blocked, which causes a quick fluid backup and a rapid and dangerous climb in intraocular pressure. It is an emergency condition. A patient can experience severe eye pain, blurred vision, colored halos around lights, nausea, and vomiting. Unless the pressure is relieved within a few hours, the patient can be permanently blinded. Pilocarpine drops are frequently used to immediately relieve the pressure, after which surgery is performed to permanently solve the problem....

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