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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orengo-Nania include glaucoma and cataracts. 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Orengo-Nania is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is open to new patients.

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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 practices corneal and external diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun has an open panel. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sun has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. W. Hawkins is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Beaumont, TX. These areas are among Dr. Hawkins's clinical interests: 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. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chu trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chu honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is open to 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She is affiliated with 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 takes. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese.

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

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

Dr. Reem Renno sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Renno's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Renno's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Randle average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Randle honors. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He speaks Spanish.

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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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