We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Wheaton, IL.

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Dr. Noha S Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ekdawi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ekdawi include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ekdawi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency.

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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
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Ruth Williams, who practices in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Edward Sung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sung is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sung include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Sung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sung's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gieser, who practices in Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gieser is especially interested in glaucoma. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Gieser is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. David K Gieser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. David Gieser's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Gieser include glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Jeremy B Wingard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jeremy Wingard is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include microsurgery, glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Wingard is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Wingard attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Microsurgery, 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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