We found 8 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Peter Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Orengo-Nania's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Orengo-Nania welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Orengo-Nania completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Orengo-Nania has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Yvonne Chu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX. She has a special interest in glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Dr. Chu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Claire Chang, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chang completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Reem Renno is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno 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 attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lucious Randle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Randle is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Randle accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Randle's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. W. Hawkins is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hawkins graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Khmer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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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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