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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'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

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

Dr. Dan Bruhl is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bruhl include eyelid surgery, glaucoma, and trichiasis (misdirected eyelash). He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Bruhl attended medical school at Medical University of Vienna and Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruhl accepts.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Margo include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and trichiasis (misdirected eyelash). Dr. Margo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Margo trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Margo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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). Dr. Flowers has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flowers accepts. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Flowers attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Warren's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warren include 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. Dr. Warren is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Warren attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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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Specializes in Optometry
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

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

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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.