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, who practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Dr. Kipp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kipp trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for residency.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sung include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Sung honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. His professional 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. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. 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.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wingard include microsurgery, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wingard honors. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL. She is especially interested in glaucoma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Williams's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Williams is accepting 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Gieser completed a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Gieser honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Phillips completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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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.