We found 28 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Bellaire, TX.

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

Dr. Peter Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Orengo-Nania's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Orengo-Nania welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Orengo-Nania completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Orengo-Nania has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Samuel Yankelove practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yankelove include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Yankelove trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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

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

Dr. Benjamin Frankfort's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankfort include glaucoma and translational research. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Translational Research

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

Dr. Robert Feldman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Feldman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Feldman is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fiaz Zaman works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Zaman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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 has a special interest in glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Dr. Chu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia honors 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez is a retina specialist. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fang-Suarez include glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Fang-Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fang-Suarez honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Fang-Suarez is a graduate of the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fang-Suarez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Claire Huang Cao Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Claire Chang, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chang completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary I Mason, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 934
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Mason is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mason (or staff) speaks Chinese and Vietnamese. Dr. Mason's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lowell Watkins works as an ophthalmologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Watkins is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

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

Dr. Edward Chan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Reem Z Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5555 West Loop South; Suite 150
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Asad Abbas is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Baytown, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Abbas graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), minor surgery, and collagen injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abbas has an open panel.

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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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