We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Simplicity near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jong is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Jong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Matthew McMenemy is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. McMenemy's clinical interests: glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. McMenemy 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 has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. McMenemy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Dean Porter works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Porter's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Porter performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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). Patient ratings for Dr. Khokhar average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Khokhar's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khokhar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jadav include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jadav completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Jadav is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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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.