We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Appleton, WI.

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Dr. Jennifer Joy Hendee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21 Park Place
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Jennifer Unger practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Appleton, WI and Oshkosh, WI. Dr. Unger's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, eyelid surgery, and YAG laser capsulotomy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Unger has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Hemifacial Spasm, Trichotillomania, Laser Photocoagulation, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Paul Vrabec, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21 Park Place
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Micheal Vrabec is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Appleton, WI and Oshkosh, WI. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Vrabec trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vrabec is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems

Dr. Douglas Francis Salm, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21 Park Place
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Douglas Salm's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, eye surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Salm is affiliated with ThedaCare. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at Loyola University Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3232 N Ballard Road; Suite 203
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. James Memmen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Green Bay, WI and Appleton, WI. In Dr. Memmen's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Memmen accepts. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Memmen attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1301 E Northland Avenue; Suite A
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Kara Harbick works as an ophthalmologist in Appleton, WI. In her practice, Dr. Harbick focuses on glaucoma. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Harbick completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harbick at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All 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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