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Dr. Noha S Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ekdawi's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruth D Williams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ruth Williams sees patients in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Williams has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Edward Sung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sung is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Sung is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sung takes. Dr. Sung welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael A Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Kipp's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Kipp attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kipp is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

Dr. David K Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David Gieser practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include glaucoma. Dr. Gieser is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Jeremy B Wingard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jeremy Wingard's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wingard include microsurgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wingard is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wingard's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Bryan J Phillips, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
720 Brom Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Phillips practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in River Forest, IL, Evanston, IL, and Oak Park, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Phillips accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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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