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

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

Dr. Kevin Jong is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jong attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Dean Porter is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Porter attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave Dr. Porter a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kovoor obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dip Jadav's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jadav include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Jadav attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, ... (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). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khokhar is especially interested in juvederm, LASIK, and restylane. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Khokhar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

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

Dr. Ashley Huynh practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Huynh takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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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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