We found 12 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. George John Harocopos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Pathology
915 North Grand Boulevard; Va Medical Center: John Cochran Division
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. George Harocopos works as an ophthalmic pathologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataracts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harocopos graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Harocopos speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda M Tsai, MD, BA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Tsai speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Dr. Anjali Maruti Bhorade, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anjali Bhorade, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Bhorade's areas of expertise include eye movement disorders and glaucoma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and VA St. Louis Health Care System.

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All Interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Neuropathy, Blepharospasm, Glaucoma, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Michael A Kass, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kass specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In his practice, Dr. Kass focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard H Wieder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Wieder is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wieder has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wieder's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Glasses, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Dr. Carla J Siegfried, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carla Siegfried practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Siegfried trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In her practice, Dr. Siegfried focuses on glaucoma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Siegfried speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Susan M Culican, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susan Culican practices pediatric ophthalmology in Saint Louis, MO. She has a special interest in strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Culican performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Nystagmus, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Lueder is a pediatric ophthalmologist and ocular oncology specialist in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Lueder include strabismus. Dr. Lueder honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Lueder trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal's area of specialization is uveitis and ocular immunology. She has a special interest in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Dr. Karacal is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karacal takes. Dr. Karacal attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish.

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Dr. John Thompson Lind, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Lind's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lind graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. Dr. Lind's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Education, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Arsham Sheybani, BS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Arsham Sheybani, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Sheybani honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheybani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

Sarah N Gore
Specializes in Optometry
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sarah Gore practices optometry (primary eye care) in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Ellisville, MO. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Uveitis

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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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