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Peter Tae-Jin Chang M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Chang is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Exam, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Orengo-Nania studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Orengo-Nania is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Orengo-Nania's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Caplan performed 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Regina Lo Sun M. D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.78 stars (39 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. Dr. Sun is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 3.41 stars (6 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ting Fang-Suarez is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her clinical interests include glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fang-Suarez 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. After attending the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Fang-Suarez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Fang-Suarez (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Yvonne I-Fang Chu M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Chu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chu trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chu include glaucoma, eye trauma, and eye exam. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. W. Hawkins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hawkins include macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. 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. Hawkins graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Reem Z. Renno M.D.
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Renno include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Renno's education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Timmy Kovoor specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. 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. Dr. Kovoor's areas of expertise include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and blepharoplasty. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.42 stars (13 ratings)
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lucious Randle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Randle is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Randle attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Ms. Claire H. Chang PA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5115 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Claire Chang is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and thyroid problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chang studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rahul T. Pandit M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.81 stars (363 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pandit's clinical interests include glaucoma, eye trauma, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pandit obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7107 Lawndale
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Schapira specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Schapira is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schapira speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Nimisha A. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.5 stars (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nimisha Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include macular problems, glaucoma, and eye trauma. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She has an open panel.

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

Amy G. Coburn M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.9 stars (650 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Coburn's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include glaucoma, contact lenses, and eye exam. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Coburn honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Eye Exam, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

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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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