We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 S; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel works as an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Dr. Edward Wing-Kwong Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway; 6 Ste B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Dr. Matthew Gray McMenemy, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew McMenemy is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McMenemy include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. McMenemy is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 102
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kovoor include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and blepharoplasty. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kovoor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Dr. Dip Sureshkumar Jadav, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dip Jadav is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Dr. Jadav is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jadav's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Khokhar include juvederm, LASIK, and restylane. Dr. Khokhar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khokhar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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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