We found 10 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 is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Marmer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Mesa General Hospital. Dr. Marmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Anisa Threlkeld's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Threlkeld (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Threlkeld is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Threlkeld is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Parul Khator specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Johns Creek, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Decatur, GA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Khator's clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Khator attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Farooq Ashraf sees patients in Johns Creek, GA, Duluth, GA, and Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ashraf's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ashraf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Thomas Harbin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Atlanta, GA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harbin include glaucoma. Dr. Harbin honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Harbin obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5995 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Mark Berman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Berman's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5995 Barfield Road
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Dana Wallace's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Blasberg include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Blasberg is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blasberg is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Reay Hugh Brown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5730 Glenridge Drive Ne; Suite 120
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Reay Brown practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Brown obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Elma Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include glaucoma and cataracts. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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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