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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Peter Chang's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chang's clinical interests include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chang has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Silvia Dolores Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania works as an ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Orengo-Nania's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Orengo-Nania welcomes new patients. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Michael Caplan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Caplan highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Caplan attended medical school at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caplan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann, 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)

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

Dr. W. Hawkins is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Beaumont, TX. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Clinical interests for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to 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. Yvonne I-Fang Chu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Baylor Eye Clinice; 7200-b Cambridge Street Ste. E3.1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Chu is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chu attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In her practice, Dr. Chu focuses on glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Amy Coburn's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Coburn is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include glaucoma, contact lenses, and eye exam. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Coburn obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coburn has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fang-Suarez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fang-Suarez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Claire Chang is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Chang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovoor accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kovoor attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Reem Renno practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Renno include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renno accepts. Dr. Renno attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Nimisha Patel is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Patel has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Rahul Pandit's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Pandit at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pandit include glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Pandit is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Pandit attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Pandit has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Hilary Beaver is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, glaucoma, and contact lenses. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Beaver honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beaver's education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7107 Lawndale
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Schapira's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Schapira honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schapira is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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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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