We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept HFN 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. Dr. Lueder's clinical interests include strabismus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His professional affiliations include 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhorade include eye movement disorders and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bhorade graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Tsai's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in 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. Michael A Kass, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kass' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kass's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kass takes.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmic pathology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He has a special interest in cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Harocopos's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Harocopos speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with 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 physician who specializes in uveitis and ocular immunology. She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Karacal include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karacal accepts. She is conversant in Turkish. She 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. 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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Culican include glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Culican performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Culican is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 in Saint Louis, MO. Patients gave Dr. Wieder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Wieder attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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

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

Dr. John Lind is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Lind performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Carla Siegfried is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Siegfried's clinical interests include glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Siegfried takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Sheybani (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Sheybani attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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.