We found 6 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Decatur, GA.

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

Dr. Augustus Stephens practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. Dr. Stephens takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Stephens is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Anatasios Costarides practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costarides honors. Dr. Costarides is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Costarides trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Paul McManus' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. McManus include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. McManus attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allen Beck is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Beck include glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Beck completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Parul Khator works as an ophthalmologist in Decatur, GA and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Khator obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365b Clifton Road Ne; Building B Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jeremy Jones, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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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