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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Orengo-Nania's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Orengo-Nania completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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 in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Dr. Chu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chu completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun is a cornea specialist in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sun takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sun's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She 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)

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

Dr. W. Hawkins' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hawkins (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Khmer. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins 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 has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Claire Chang practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chang performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She 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 (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 Ziad Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. She 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. Renno studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Randle's professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is an in-network provider 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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.