We found 7 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Houston, TX.

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Peter TaeJin Chang MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Peter Chang, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, eye exam, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Chang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Exam, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Silvia D OrengoNania MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Orengo-Nania's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Orengo-Nania has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Orengo-Nania (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr Regina Lo Sun M D
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (39 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Regina Sun specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. These areas are among Dr. Sun's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sun has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

Yvonne IFang Chu MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7200 B Cambridge; 2nd Floor
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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and Ben Taub Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

Dr Lucious Randle Jr MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.42 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 415
Houston, TX

Dr. Lucious Randle specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Randle's professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). 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. Before completing his residency at John Sealy Hospital, Dr. Randle attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. W. Hawkins is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Beaumont, TX. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Hawkins's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, scleral buckle, and eyelid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

Reem Z Renno MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX

Dr. Reem Renno practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Renno include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Renno's office for an appointment. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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