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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Alexandria, LA.

Dr. Robert A Gordon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
501 Medical Center Drive; Suite 4 B
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Robert Gordon is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Gordon attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in strabismus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Arley Gustavo Jaramillo Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
69004 Alexandria; La 71306 ) 2495 Shreveport Hwy. 71 North
Pineville, LA
 

Dr. Arley Jaramillo works as an ophthalmologist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Jaramillo is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
69004 Alexandria; La 71306 ) 2495 Shreveport Hwy. 71 North
Pineville, LA
 

Dr. Candace Collins practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Slidell, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Pineville, LA. Dr. Collins has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She is affiliated with Alexandria VA Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4110 Parliament Drive
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Farhan Irshad is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Irshad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 Fourth Street; Suite 3-a1
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Peggy Gramates' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Gramates focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gramates accepts. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.