We found 17 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept First Health near Houston, TX.

Dr. Peter Tae-Jin Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard, Baylor College of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chang has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Silvia D Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Orengo-Nania's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orengo-Nania honors. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Orengo-Nania speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Orengo-Nania's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Claire Huang Cao Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5115 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Claire Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Consultation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Jong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jong is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan, who practices in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Caplan's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caplan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Caplan speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ting Fang Suarez, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Bellaire, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX. She attended medical school at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Fang-Suarez's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Patient ratings for Dr. Fang-Suarez average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fang-Suarez's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun, who practices in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Sun's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sun attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Reem Z Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1200 Binz; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Hawkins is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Khmer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Hawkins welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Kovoor's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kovoor attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kovoor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvonne I-Fang Chu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Chu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chu include glaucoma, eye trauma, and eye exam. Dr. Chu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Hilary Alexandra Beaver, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hilary Beaver is an ophthalmologist. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Beaver's clinical interests: contact dermatitis, glaucoma, and eye trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Beaver is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Beaver is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Grossman Grossman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Coburn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Coburn's clinical interests: glaucoma, contact lenses, and eye exam. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coburn takes. Dr. Coburn has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

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. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include glaucoma, eye trauma, and contact lenses. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Rahul T Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, eye trauma, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pandit attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Pandit completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Patients rated Dr. Pandit highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7107 Lawndale
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Schapira is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schapira is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schapira include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, 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.
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