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Dr. Peter Tae-Jin Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard, Baylor College of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chang attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chang trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Silvia D Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Orengo-Nania 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Orengo-Nania attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Orengo-Nania has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Sun's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun honors. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sun completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Caplan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caplan include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his 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 attended the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jong's areas of expertise include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Claire Huang Cao Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5115 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Claire Chang practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chang studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Consultation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ting Fang Suarez, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She attended the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. On average, patients gave Dr. Fang-Suarez a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Fang-Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fang-Suarez's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1200 Binz; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Hawkins practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. Dr. Hawkins accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Hawkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvonne I-Fang Chu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Chu is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chu is especially interested in glaucoma, eye trauma, and eye exam. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lucious Randle is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Randle's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Randle completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kovoor's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Reem Z Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno 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. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Renno's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nimisha A Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nimisha Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include glaucoma, eye trauma, and contact lenses. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Dr. Hilary Alexandra Beaver, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hilary Beaver is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, glaucoma, and eye trauma. Dr. Beaver takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Beaver is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7107 Lawndale
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Schapira is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Schapira attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schapira is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Rahul T Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pandit's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, eye trauma, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandit accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pandit graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Pandit has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea ... (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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