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We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Ghanshyam M Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 South; #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Timmy Abraham Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 102
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kovoor's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Edward Kai-Wah Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway; 6 Ste B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khokhar at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khokhar honors. Dr. Khokhar attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Matthew Gray McMenemy, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew McMenemy's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. McMenemy average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. McMenemy's clinical interests: glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McMenemy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. McMenemy's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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Dr. Dip Sureshkumar Jadav, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dip Jadav is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Jadav's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. 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. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Jadav is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea 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.