We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Alliance near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
1040 N. Mason Road; Medical Building One
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Lueder is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lueder include strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Lueder is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Linda M Tsai, MD, BA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
#10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsai include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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All Interests: Retinopathy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thompson Lind, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Lind's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lind include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Lind is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lind accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Lind attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Education, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Carla J Siegfried, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carla Siegfried is an ophthalmologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Siegfried is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Siegfried speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal works as an ocular immunologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish. Dr. Karacal's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Karacal is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (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.
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