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We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Cigna FocusIn near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Unni Nair is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Dr. Nair's clinical interests include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Nair's residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ronald Fellman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fellman has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Fellman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Yoruba. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Cook Children's. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Daniel Edward Bruhl Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dan Bruhl is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Medical University of Vienna and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Bruhl's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, glaucoma, and trichiasis (misdirected eyelash). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bruhl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Trichiasis, Dry Eyes, Headache, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ted Margo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Margo's clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and trichiasis (misdirected eyelash). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Margo is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Brian Flowers practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fort Worth, TX and Hurst, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. Dr. Flowers takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flowers is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Warren, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Hurst, TX, and Granbury, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Warren's clinical interests: LASIK, trichiasis (misdirected eyelash), and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Warren attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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

Dr. Davinder Grover's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Grover include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 professional recognition including the following: 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Butler's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Butler obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Optometry
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sean Healey specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Fort Worth, TX and Hurst, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Healey include amblyopia (lazy eye), punctal plug insertion, and glasses. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Glasses, Dry Eyes, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, ... (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.