We found 11 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's areas of specialization are pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Lueder include strabismus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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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 a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bhorade has indicated that her clinical interests include eye movement disorders and glaucoma. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Bhorade attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She 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. 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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Chinese. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Tsai 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: Retinopathy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Kass is an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kass attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmic pathology. Dr. Harocopos is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests encompass cataracts. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Harocopos's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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 is a specialist in uveitis and ocular immunology. She works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Dr. Karacal is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Turkish. Her professional affiliations include 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. 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 ophthalmologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Wieder is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Wieder completed his residency training at the University Hospital, Cincinnati.

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

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

Dr. John Lind is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lind attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lind takes.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Education, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Carla Siegfried's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Siegfried attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Siegfried focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Siegfried is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Siegfried's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Culican is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Culican accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Sheybani attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Sheybani focuses on glaucoma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheybani (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Sheybani is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

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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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