We found 25 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr. Peter Tae-Jin Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street; Nc-205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Robert M Feldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Feldman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include glaucoma. Dr. Feldman is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Feldman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Caplan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caplan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caplan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Dr. Benjamin Jay Frankfort, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Baylor Plaza; Nc-205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Frankfort's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, Dr. Frankfort focuses on glaucoma and translational research. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frankfort is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Translational Research

Dr. Silvia D Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Orengo-Nania's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Orengo-Nania speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun works as an ophthalmologist. Patients rated Dr. Sun highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sun has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sun welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ting Fang Suarez, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 West Loop S; Suite 650
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave Dr. Fang-Suarez an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Fang-Suarez focuses on glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Fang-Suarez attended the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Claire Huang Cao Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Claire Chang is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. Her clinical interests include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edward Wing-Kwong Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Yvonne I-Fang Chu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Chu sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma, eye trauma, and eye exam. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is open to new patients. Dr. Chu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fiaz Zaman practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. In his practice, Dr. Zaman focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Zaman attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Hawkins is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Beaumont, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Hawkins accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer.

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Dr. L Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lowell Watkins works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Watkins's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5420 Dashwood Drive; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular problems, contact dermatitis, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Kovoor is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kovoor's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Dr. Gary I Mason, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 934
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Mason practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Mason a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Mason's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Mason (or staff) speaks Chinese and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5555 West Loop South; Suite 150
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Asad Abbas is an ophthalmologist in Baytown, TX and Bellaire, TX. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Abbas attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), minor surgery, and eye trauma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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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