We found 14 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare POS 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). 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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Ting Fang Suarez, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez is a retina specialist. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fang-Suarez include glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Fang-Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fang-Suarez honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Fang-Suarez is a graduate of the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fang-Suarez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Amy Grossman Grossman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Coburn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, contact lenses, and eye exam. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Coburn takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coburn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Dr. Nimisha A Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nimisha Patel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses, Trauma

Dr. Rahul T Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Pandit's clinical interests include glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and diabetic retinopathy. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pandit takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pandit is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Hilary Alexandra Beaver, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hilary Beaver is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, glaucoma, and contact lenses. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Beaver is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Beaver welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Floor 18
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Peterson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include glaucoma. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Peterson attended Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Peterson is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: 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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