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

Dr. Vanessa Lima's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Lima attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Lima is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lima takes. She speaks Thai. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sinha honors. Dr. Sinha studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Westchester Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Sinha speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Lenard Hammer specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Patients gave Dr. Hammer an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Hammer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wexler practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wexler's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Connie McRill is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. McRill trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency. She has a special interest in diabetes, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. McRill is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes

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

Dr. Scott Becker's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Becker attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Becker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Becker's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Duane Bryant practices pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Bryant is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shady Grove Medical Center 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Ross's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Gordon Lui is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lui include glaucoma. Dr. Lui's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lui takes. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Lui trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Lui's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Medical Group and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Lui welcomes new patients.

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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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