We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Cigna FocusIn near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Oluwatosin Smith's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Cook Children's. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Smith attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Smith is conversant in Yoruba.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michelle Butler's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Butler's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Butler graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Butler completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Ronald Fellman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fellman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fellman accepts. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fellman is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Fellman is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ted Margo is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma, trichiasis (misdirected eyelash), and blepharitis. Dr. Margo's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Margo attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Warren practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Warren's areas of expertise include LASIK, trichiasis (misdirected eyelash), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Warren graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Optometry
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sean Healey's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Healey's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), punctal plug insertion, and glasses. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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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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