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We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept HealthLink PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Gregg Lueder specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Lueder takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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 is an ophthalmologist. She is especially interested in eye movement disorders and glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bhorade graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Bhorade is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Karacal is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish. Dr. Karacal is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She is conversant in Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tsai completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. John Lind's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Lind's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Lind's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Education, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Michael Kass is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kass is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kass's training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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 an ophthalmic pathologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Harocopos takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harocopos is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks Greek.

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

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 specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Culican's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Culican is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Wieder's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Wieder is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wieder is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Glasses, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Siegfried's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Siegfried's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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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.