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Noha S. Ekdawi M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
average rating 4.25 stars (4 ratings)
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ekdawi has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ruth D. Williams M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ruth Williams is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Williams attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Edward Sung is an ophthalmologist. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Sung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Sung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael A. Kipp M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kipp takes. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. Kipp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David K. Gieser M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
604 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David Gieser practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Gieser's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Gieser attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

Dr. Jeremy Wingard practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include microsurgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Wingard is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Bryan J. Phillips M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.25 stars (1 rating)
720 Brom Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Phillips' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Phillips focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Phillips completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His professional 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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