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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). He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice 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. Samuel Jay Yankelove, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
8800 Katy Freeway; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Yankelove practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. On average, patients gave Dr. Yankelove a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yankelove studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Orengo-Nania's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Orengo-Nania completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Caplan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Caplan attended the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Caplan speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Frankfort trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and translational research. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Translational Research

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fiaz Zaman is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaman include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Zaman attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Zaman 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: 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Dr. Chu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chu completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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 addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Feldman is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Feldman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 cornea specialist in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sun takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sun's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (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 retina specialist. Dr. Fang-Suarez is especially interested in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Fang-Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Walter Rex Hawkins, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Hawkins' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hawkins (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Khmer. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. L. Watkins works as an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Watkins's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Watkins average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watkins takes. Dr. Watkins 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. Charles Albert Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Garcia is especially interested in diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Garcia has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timmy Abraham Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5420 Dashwood Drive; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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. Dr. Kovoor has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Claire Chang practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chang performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Consultation, Diabetes, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Chan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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