We found 5 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Medicare near Appleton, WI.

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

Dr. Michael Vrabec specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Appleton, WI and Oshkosh, WI. Dr. Vrabec's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, LASIK, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. The average patient rating for Dr. Vrabec is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vrabec accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Salm's education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Loyola University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, eye surgery, and glaucoma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salm accepts. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Unger works as an ophthalmologist in Appleton, WI and Oshkosh, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, eyelid surgery, and YAG laser capsulotomy. Dr. Unger honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Unger is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. James Memmen, who practices in Green Bay, WI and Appleton, WI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Memmen takes. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Kara Harbick's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harbick takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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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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