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We found 24 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Open Access near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Rebecca Baird Mets-Halgrimson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mets' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mets include strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Mets completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Kipp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kipp welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. Edward Sung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sung, who practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sung's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani works as an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. His areas of expertise include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. Dr. Rahmani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Rahmani attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rahmani has an open panel.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Glaucoma, Ptosis, Amblyopia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekdawi include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Hendrick Ticho, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 119e
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Ticho practices pediatric ophthalmology in Chicago Ridge, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Chicago, IL. Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Ticho attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Ticho's areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ticho has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ticho's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid practices pediatric ophthalmology in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Zeid accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Zeid's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Meenakshi Chaku, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Chaku is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Chaku attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaku is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khudari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Al-Khudari's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Al-Khudari's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Khudari (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Al-Khudari welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marilyn Mets is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mets's clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mets is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Steven R Lafayette, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Lafayette, who practices in Wheaton, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. Dr. Lafayette is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lafayette has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Barnes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Robert Barnes' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Barnes attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnes is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Barnes speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Sudhi P Kurup, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sudhi Kurup is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Kurup speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kurup include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kurup attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurup's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Uveitis, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Noureen J Khan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Noureen Khan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Chicago, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Maywood, IL. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Khan has a special interest in glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and French. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Varun Malhotra's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma surgery and cataract surgery. Dr. Malhotra is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Malhotra is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Brian D Proctor, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Brian Proctor's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Proctor's areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, blepharospasm, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Dry Eyes, Blepharospasm, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Cataract ... (Read more)

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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.