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We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Decatur, GA.

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

Dr. Anastasios Costarides is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Costarides honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Costarides attended Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Costarides has received professional recognition including the following: President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Allen Beck sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Beck focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Beck's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beck attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His distinctions include: Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the, Top Doctors, in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Augustus Stephens' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Stephens attended Morehouse School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephens include glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giangiacomo include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Giangiacomo graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Paul McManus' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. McManus takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Parul Khator is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Johns Creek, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Decatur, GA. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Khator is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Khator completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

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

Dr. Jeremy Jones' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Jones performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Kenneth Rosengren works as an optometrist in Atlanta, GA. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and contact lenses. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Rosengren accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Low Vision, Contact Lenses

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

Dr. Margi Patel's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). In her practice, Dr. Patel focuses on glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks 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.