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

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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 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. Silvia D Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
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
6565 Fannin Street
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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All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvonne I-Fang Chu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
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
1200 Binz; Suite 400
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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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lucious Randle is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Randle is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Randle speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Reem Renno practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renno accepts. Dr. Renno attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Renno's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her 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)

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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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