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

Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Chang has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Orengo-Nania 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. Dr. Orengo-Nania welcomes new patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Orengo-Nania 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 area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Sun has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine, he performed 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Walter Rex Hawkins, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1200 Binz; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Hawkins specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. Dr. Hawkins's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts 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 is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer.

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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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chu 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 welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chu completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coburn include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and contact lenses. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Coburn studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Fang-Suarez focuses on glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Fang-Suarez is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fang-Suarez 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 is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Fang-Suarez attended medical school at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Claire Chang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chang trained at Ochsner Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor welcomes 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Renno include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Nimisha Patel's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She has an open panel.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pandit is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Pandit's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Beaver attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Beaver has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7107 Lawndale
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Schapira specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schapira's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.