We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Cigna FocusIn near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Ronald Leigh Fellman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
417 W Magnolia Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Fellman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Fellman is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Fellman is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Fellman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Daniel Edward Bruhl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Bruhl is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bruhl include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bruhl graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bruhl's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Trichiasis, Dry Eyes, Headache, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma, Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ted Margo practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margo accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Margo performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Margo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
417 W Magnolia Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Emanuel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Emanuel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Emanuel is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Emanuel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Warren works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Warren include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Warren attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sean Healey specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Healey include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy). He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glasses, Dry Eyes, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Vision Screening, ... (Read more)

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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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