We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Simplicity near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 S; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Patel highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and eye trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Dr. Patel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Jong's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jong is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Matthew McMenemy, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. McMenemy's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McMenemy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, ... (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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Porter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Porter attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kovoor's areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kovoor attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovoor takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dip Jadav is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Dr. Jadav is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jadav welcomes new patients.

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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 an ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Khokhar is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khokhar's clinical interests include juvederm, LASIK, and restylane. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Khokhar 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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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