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We found 36 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Chang is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes 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. Nancy Elizabeth Webb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Webb specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Webb's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webb accepts. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Webb trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Webb has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Samuel Yankelove is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yankelove is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Yankelove attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. William Skidmore Iii Banks III, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Banks' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Banks trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Banks include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Banks takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Arnoult's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Arnoult completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Steven Hutson Dunn, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dunn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunn include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunn's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Michael Caplan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Caplan attended the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Caplan is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Translational Research

Dr. John Mah Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lim include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lim is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fiaz Zaman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Zaman's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Kimbrough practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. Dr. Kimbrough is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimbrough accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kimbrough completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cataracts, 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. She 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. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chu performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Feldman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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 physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sun's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sun welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sun has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. W. Hawkins is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Khmer. Clinical interests for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He honors 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 Dr. Hawkins's office for an appointment.

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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.