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Dr. Vanessa L Limawararut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Vanessa Lima works as an ophthalmologist in Columbia, MD, Oxon Hill, MD, and Olney, MD. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lima include macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lima at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Lima speaks Thai. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Lima has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Eyelid Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anshu Prasad Prasad, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5670 April Journey
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Anshu Sinha is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sinha is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sinha is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence Wexler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wexler is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wexler has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wexler graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
11055 Little Patuxent Pky; Suite 105
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Connie McRill works as an ophthalmologist in Baltimore, MD and Columbia, MD. Dr. McRill's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Saint Agnes Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. McRill average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRill honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Lenard Hammer is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. Clinical interests for Dr. Hammer include glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hammer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Scott Becker is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Becker focuses on glaucoma. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2100 Ganton Green; B-203
Woodstock, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bryant include glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Bryant studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway; Suite 105
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Jerome Ross is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Ross attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia; 100 Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Gordon Lui's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lui's clinical interests include glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Medical Group and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lui welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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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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