We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Alliance PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Linda M Tsai, MD, BA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Chinese. Dr. Tsai has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. 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. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Anjali Maruti Bhorade, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anjali Bhorade specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhorade include eye movement disorders and glaucoma. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and VA St. Louis Health Care System. Dr. Bhorade honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Neuropathy, Blepharospasm, Glaucoma, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Michael A Kass, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kass is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kass completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. George John Harocopos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Pathology
915 North Grand Boulevard; Va Medical Center: John Cochran Division
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. George Harocopos is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in ophthalmic pathology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harocopos include cataracts. Dr. Harocopos is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harocopos obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard H Wieder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Wieder's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wieder accepts. Dr. Wieder obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Glasses, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Dr. Carla J Siegfried, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carla Siegfried's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Siegfried is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Siegfried is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Susan M Culican, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susan Culican is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Culican attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Culican is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Nystagmus, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Lueder sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. His clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Lueder is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lueder attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. John Thompson Lind, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Lind is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Lind takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Education, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Arsham Sheybani, BS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Arsham Sheybani works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sheybani's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheybani honors. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Sheybani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal practices uveitis and ocular immunology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She speaks Turkish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karacal include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Dr. Karacal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Karacal's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.