We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Olympia Fields, IL.

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Dr. Sharon S Burke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3700 W 203rd Street; Suite 103
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Sharon Burke works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Burke has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Burke's professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Chicago Heights and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2640 W 183rd Street
Homewood, IL
 

Dr. Marianne Feitl practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feitl attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. She has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard A Quinones, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2640 183rd Street
Homewood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Quinones, who practices in Homewood, IL and Orland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Quinones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quinones honors. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Quinones completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Dr. Samuel J Multack, MD, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20303 Crawford Avenue; Suite Ll1
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Sam Multack is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Multack has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Chicago Heights and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Multack's office for an appointment.

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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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