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We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Peoria, IL.

Dr. John Patrick Rhode MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
(309) 243-2400; (309) 691-7373

Dr. J. Rhode practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Peoria, IL and Washington, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Rhode takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma and Comprehensive Ophth, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Medications, Laser Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
400 Ne Saint Mark Court
Peoria, IL
(309) 674-1234

Dr. Raymond Heyde is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Heyde's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heyde studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Corneal Transplants, Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surgery, LASIK, Retina & Vitreous ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Peter Lagouros MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
5401 N Knoxville; Suite 14
Peoria, IL
(309) 682-9617; (309) 243-2400

Dr. A. Lagouros' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Lagouros include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Summa Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lagouros is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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All Interests: Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Samuel Grossman MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Surgery
4505 N. Rockwood Drive; Suite 1
Peoria, IL
(309) 589-1880

Dr. Michael Grossman's areas of specialization are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Grossman is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Grossman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Grossman's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Grossman's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataract/IOL and Anterior Segment, Blepharoplasty (Droopy Eyelid Surgery), Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)




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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.