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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Ophthalmology Services

Glaucoma Service

4 photos showing glaucoma syptoms

Several ethnic groups in the Brooklyn community suffer a high incidence of various forms of glaucoma. The University Ophthalmic Consultant's (UOC) Glaucoma Service offers state-of-the-art technology to detect glaucoma-related diseases, and its dedicated, culturally sensitive physicians offer a wide range of treatment modalities. Glaucoma management and free community screenings are important aspects of our service.

Extensive patient evaluation is required for the effective treatment and management of glaucoma in its many forms. A full range of highly advanced medical tests are available to patients through UOC's Ocular Imaging Service and Ocular Blood Flow Service. Precise measurement of ocular blood flow is particularly important to the accurate evaluation of normal tension glaucoma. This test also allows clinicians to gauge the effects of therapy on blood flow to the eye.

Management of high-risk glaucoma is among our service's specialties. Potential treatments include filtering surgery with antifibrotics, placement of aqueous drainage shunts, and various combined procedures. Many treatments are performed in collaboration with the UOC Cornea and Retina Service.

The Glaucoma Service also offers a multidisciplinary approach to anterior segment reconstruction. Services are available by appointment, and urgent consultations are always available.

Contact Us

For further information, or to make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call:

Long Island College Hospital (718) 780-1530
University Hospital of Brooklyn / Midwood (718) 270-1714
Bay Ridge (718) 748-1334
Brooklyn Heights (718) 855-8700
Manhattan (212) 288-0905

Physician Staff

John Danias, MD, PhD, Director, Glaucoma Service LICH – Patients seen at LICH, Manhattan, Bay Ridge
Jeffrey Freedman, MD, PhD – Patients seen at Midwood
Wayne L. Scott, MD – Patients seen at Midwood and LICH
Inci Irak Dersu, MD