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

Dr. Ruth Williams' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Williams's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Williams attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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

Dr. Noha Ekdawi specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Ekdawi performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Edward Sung is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Sung is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Sung's residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Kipp specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Kipp attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Dr. Kipp takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kipp welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Gieser is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gieser accepts. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jeremy Wingard is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wingard include microsurgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Wingard is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wingard's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Wingard attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Bryan Phillips is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in River Forest, IL, Evanston, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Phillips has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Phillips takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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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