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

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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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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All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (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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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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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'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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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 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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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lucious Randle's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Randle include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Randle is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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. 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. 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.