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We found 19 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Aetna Silver $10 Copay Memorial Hermann near Houston, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jong attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. William Skidmore Iii Banks III, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2424 W Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 203
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Banks is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Banks is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Arnoult attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnoult average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arnoult has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Steven Hutson Dunn, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dunn is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Dunn is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. John Mah Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lim include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim takes. Dr. Lim attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fiaz Zaman works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaman include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Kimbrough's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kimbrough has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Kimbrough attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Kimbrough accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Robert Malcolm Feldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin; 18th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Feldman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Feldman focuses on glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Feldman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Feldman is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Dora Elia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dora Cantu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Cantu an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Cantu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Lowell Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
427 W 20th Street; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Watkins is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Watkins include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Nimisha A Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nimisha Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses, Trauma

Dr. David Anson Lee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Lee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Mayo Clinic. In Dr. Lee's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Research, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Zuckerbrod's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Zuckerbrod highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Albert Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1315 Saint Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Pat Bell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin; 18th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Bell's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bell graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bell include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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.