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

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Dr. Richard Alan Quinones, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Richard Quinones practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Quinones has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Arbor Center for Eye Care, and Franciscan Alliance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Quinones honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Samuel Multack's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Multack honors. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Multack has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Sharon Burke is an ophthalmologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burke's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Burke attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Burke is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2640 W 183rd Street
Homewood, IL
 

Dr. Marianne Feitl's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Feitl attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Feitl trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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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