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Dr. Anastasios Peter Costarides, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; # B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anastasios Costarides is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Costarides's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Costarides is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
285 Boulevard Ne; Suite 540
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Augustus Stephens specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Stephens attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Stephens is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Dr. Allen Dale Beck Md, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allen Beck practices pediatric ophthalmology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beck completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Beck's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the, Top Doctors, in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Annette Lynn Giangiacomo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Giangiacomo attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Giangiacomo takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Dr. Parul Khator, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Parul Khator specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Johns Creek, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Decatur, GA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Khator's clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Khator attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Paul McManus is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Decatur, GA. He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. McManus honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Jeremy Keith Jones, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jeremy Jones practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. In his practice, Dr. Jones focuses on glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Kenneth John Rosengren
Specializes in Optometry
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Rosengren's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Clinical interests for Dr. Rosengren include glaucoma and contact lenses. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Rosengren takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Low Vision, Contact Lenses

Margi A Patel
Specializes in Optometry
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Margi Patel's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Emory Clinic.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems

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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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