We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana HMO near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Edward Sung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sung specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Sung's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Sung attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kipp include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kipp obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi's clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ekdawi is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jeremy Blaine Wingard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jeremy Wingard sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Wingard is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wingard welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Ruth D Williams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ruth Williams specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Williams has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Williams attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Williams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. David K Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David Gieser's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gieser attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Gieser takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Kim A Lindenmuth, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
45 S Park Boulevard; Suite 375
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Kim Lindenmuth specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lindenmuth takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and HealthLink, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Lindenmuth completed a residency program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Robert John Barnes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
45 S Park Boulevard; Suite 375
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Robert Barnes' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Barnes is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Barnes honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Bryan J Phillips, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
720 Brom Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Phillips specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Phillips is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Phillips takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Phillips attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Phillips's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1855 Bay Scott Circle
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. F. Cox's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Optometry
3015 New York Street
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Alia Santoyo practices optometry (primary eye care) in Naperville, IL. Dr. Santoyo's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Santoyo include vision problems, macular degeneration, and diabetes education. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is accepting new patients.

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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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