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We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana near Decatur, GA.

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. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Costarides completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Costarides has received the distinction of President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest 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 attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

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

Dr. Allen Beck is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Beck is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Beck trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His distinctions include: Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the, Top Doctors, in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Stephens's clinical interests: glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stephens attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stephens completed residency programs at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Paul McManus practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Decatur, GA. In his practice, Dr. McManus focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. McManus accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Khator average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khator include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Khator attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Jones's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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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 is an optometrist in Atlanta, GA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and contact lenses. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Rosengren takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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). Dr. Patel is especially interested in glaucoma. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic. She honors Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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.