We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Sugar Land, TX.

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jong is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jong trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jong takes. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Jong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Dean Priest Porter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste #110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dean Porter is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Porter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Porter's average rating from his patients is 4.5 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. Porter honors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Vision ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amjad Khokhar is an ophthalmologist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Khokhar include juvederm, LASIK, and restylane. The average patient rating for Dr. Khokhar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Juvederm, Restylane, Diabetic Retinopathy, Strabismus, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1447 Highway; 6 Ste 110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Prajay Dhir's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Dhir include glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Dhir obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Dip Jadav is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jadav include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Dr. Jadav takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Jadav's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Ashley Pham Huynh
Specializes in Optometry
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashley Huynh's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Dr. Huynh honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, 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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