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We found 9 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Sandy Springs, GA.

Dr. Robert H Marmer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4484 North Shallowford Road; Suite 100
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Robert Marmer's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marmer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Marmer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Mesa General Hospital. Dr. Marmer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
980 Johnson Ferry Road; Suite 550
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anisa Threlkeld's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Threlkeld's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Threlkeld (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Threlkeld is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Thomas S Harbin Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3225 Cmbld Boulevard Se; Suite 900
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Harbin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Harbin graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harbin include glaucoma. Dr. Harbin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. M. Farooq M Ashraf, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5445 Meridian Marks Road Ne; Suite 370
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Farooq Ashraf works as an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ashraf's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Parul Khator, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1100 Johnson Ferry Road Ne; #140
Atlanta, 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5995 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Dana Wallace is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wallace attended Duke University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Wallace accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Robert D Blasberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5995 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Robert Blasberg specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Blasberg is 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Blasberg focuses on glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Blasberg is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5995 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Mark Berman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sandy Springs, GA and Woodstock, GA. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Berman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman accepts. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Berman is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5730 Glenridge Drive; Suite 120
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Elma Chang's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chang's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.