We found 4 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: macular problems, contact dermatitis, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

Matthew Gray McMenemy MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.28 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
3515 Town Center Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Matthew McMenemy, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. McMenemy's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McMenemy include glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. McMenemy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. McMenemy has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Len ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timmy Kovoor is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Kovoor's clinical interests include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and blepharoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He 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. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kovoor attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

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

Dip Sureshkumar Jadav MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3507 Town Center Boulevard S
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Dip Jadav, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jadav include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Jadav average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Jadav (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. Dr. Jadav is affiliated with OakBend Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Jadav is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive O ... (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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