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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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Mesa General Hospital. Dr. Marmer's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Marmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Patients gave Dr. Threlkeld an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Threlkeld (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Harbin focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Harbin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harbin attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Johns Creek, GA, Duluth, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ashraf include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center.

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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's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khator accepts. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Khator is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5995 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Dana Wallace is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Atlanta, GA and Sandy Springs, GA. Dr. Wallace obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Robert Blasberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Blasberg's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Blasberg takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Mark N Berman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5995 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Mark Berman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Dr. Berman is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Chang is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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.