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 is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chang's clinical interests: glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. 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. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chang has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Orengo-Nania include glaucoma and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. 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 accepts. Dr. Orengo-Nania is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Orengo-Nania trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Regina Sun specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun takes. Dr. Sun has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sun welcomes new patients.

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

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). Dr. Chang's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. She is accepting new patients. Her 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. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese.

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

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

Dr. Yvonne Chu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma, eye trauma, and eye exam. Dr. Chu 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. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Reem Renno specializes in 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 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. She is open to new patients. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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. Walter Hawkins is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. Dr. Hawkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hawkins's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Lucious Randle is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Randle include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Randle's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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.
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