We found 14 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare POS near Houston, TX.

Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jong is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Jong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Chang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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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. In her practice, Dr. Orengo-Nania focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Orengo-Nania is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Orengo-Nania attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Orengo-Nania has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Orengo-Nania's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is corneal and external diseases. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Sun has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Beaumont, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hawkins studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Hawkins's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. 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. Chu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Amy Coburn works as an ophthalmologist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and contact lenses. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Coburn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Coburn attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Bellaire, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Fang-Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Fang-Suarez a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fang-Suarez 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 is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Claire Chang is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Chang 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. Chang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Reem Renno specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renno honors. Dr. Renno is accepting new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Patel's practice is open to 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 Tikoo Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pandit at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandit honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pandit's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Pandit attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Hilary Beaver is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Beaver graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Beaver's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beaver accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Peterson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Peterson accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. 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.

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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.