We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna POS near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Unni Krishnan Nair, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Unni Nair's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Nair attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Oluwatosin Urowoli Smith, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
417 W Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Oluwatosin Smith sees patients in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Before completing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. She speaks Yoruba. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Cook Children's. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4950 Overton Ridge Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Wigginton is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Dr. Wigginton is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix and Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Wigginton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Ronald Leigh Fellman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
417 W Magnolia Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Fellman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fellman include glaucoma. Dr. Fellman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Fellman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Davinder Singh Grover, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
417 W Magnolia Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Davinder Grover works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Grover's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Wilmer Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Grover welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Michelle Renee Butler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
417 W Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Butler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Butler at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Butler completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.