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We found 32 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Samuel Jay Yankelove, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
8800 Katy Freeway; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Yankelove specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yankelove include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Yankelove attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Yankelove at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Vision Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Peter Tae-Jin Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Chang is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Silvia Dolores Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Orengo-Nania include glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orengo-Nania attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Orengo-Nania speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Caplan's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Caplan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Caplan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Jay Frankfort, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Baylor Plaza; Nc-205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Frankfort is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankfort include glaucoma and translational research. Dr. Frankfort is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankfort accepts. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Frankfort trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Translational Research

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fiaz Zaman works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaman include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Yvonne I-Fang Chu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Chu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chu's clinical interests: glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Trauma

Dr. Robert Malcolm Feldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Feldman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Feldman focuses on glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Feldman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Feldman is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
3100 Weslayan; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Trotter Green, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Green works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and external eye diseases. Dr. Green's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Green has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lowell Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Watkins is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Watkins include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Rudolph Sanders, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3405 Edloe Street; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marc Sanders specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanders include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sanders completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Sanders has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Ting Fang Suarez, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 West Loop S; Suite 650
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in Bellaire, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Fang-Suarez's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fang-Suarez has an open panel. After attending the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Doe practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Doe is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Doe is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Edward Kai-Wah Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Chan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetes, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Hawkins' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins's clinical interests include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkins honors. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Hawkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, ... (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.