We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 South; #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. McMenemy include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McMenemy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McMenemy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

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). His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amjad Khokhar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Khokhar attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In Dr. Khokhar's practice, he is particularly interested in juvederm, LASIK, and restylane. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khokhar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jadav's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Jadav attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant 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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