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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 is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chang's clinical interests: glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. 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. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chang has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Silvia D Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Orengo-Nania include glaucoma and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orengo-Nania accepts. Dr. Orengo-Nania is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Orengo-Nania trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun takes. Dr. Sun has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sun welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Fang-Suarez's areas of expertise include glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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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). Dr. Chang's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Her professional affiliations include 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 accepts. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese.

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jong is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Yvonne I-Fang Chu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Chu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma, eye trauma, and eye exam. Dr. Chu 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 attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Reem Renno specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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 is open to new patients. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

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

Dr. Walter Hawkins is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. Dr. Hawkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hawkins's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Hilary Beaver is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Beaver is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Beaver include contact dermatitis, glaucoma, and eye trauma. Patient ratings for Dr. Beaver average 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 honors. Dr. Beaver is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nimisha Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include glaucoma, eye trauma, and contact lenses. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rahul Pandit's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pandit's areas of expertise include glaucoma, eye trauma, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pandit is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Amy Coburn's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Coburn graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, contact lenses, and eye exam. The average patient rating for Dr. Coburn is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coburn is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Peterson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peterson include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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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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