We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Cigna Silver EPO near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. James Arthur Bentley Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4633 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Bentley is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Bentley is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bentley graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Bentley's residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bentley (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2801 Lemmon Avenue; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Chian-Huey Hong practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hong is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hong obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Spencer Milner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Milner is an ophthalmologist in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Milner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

Dr. Cedric Cordell Adams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 858
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Cedric Adams specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Dallas, TX. Patients rated Dr. Adams highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Adams attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Jamie Wirth Sargent IV, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Sargent practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dallas, TX. Dr. Sargent's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Sargent attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Sargent speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Glasses, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser ... (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.
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