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We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Viant near Naperville, IL.

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

Dr. Michael Kipp's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kipp's clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Edward Sung, who practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Sung is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Noha Ekdawi specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. For her residency, Dr. Ekdawi trained at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Ekdawi is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekdawi 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. Jeremy Blaine Wingard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jeremy Wingard's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wingard trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among Dr. Wingard's clinical interests: microsurgery, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Wingard accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ruth Williams works as an ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL. In her practice, Dr. Williams focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Williams takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from Rush Medical College. She trained at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gieser include glaucoma. Dr. Gieser is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gieser has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Bryan Phillips is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Phillips is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips honors. Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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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.