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Specializes in Ophthalmology
910 N Davis Drive; Suite 400
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Chian-Huey Hong sees patients in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Hong performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hong welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
809 West Harwood Road; Suite 304
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Brian Flowers practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Flowers has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flowers accepts. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Flowers attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
809 West Harwood Road; Suite 304
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Robert Warren's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warren include LASIK, trichiasis (misdirected eyelash), and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Warren is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Warren attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Trichiasis, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Headache, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Optometry
809 West Harwood Road; Suite 304
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Sean Healey practices optometry (primary eye care). Clinical interests for Dr. Healey include amblyopia (lazy eye), punctal plug insertion, and glasses. Dr. Healey is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glasses, Dry Eyes, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.