We found 11 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Gold near Metairie, LA.

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Dr. Jonathan David Nussdorf, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jonathan Nussdorf's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nussdorf's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Katherine M Loftfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2005 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Katherine Loftfield is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Loftfield honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Loftfield is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. George Saba Ellis Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Suite 3106
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Ellis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Ellis attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis's areas of expertise consist of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ellis takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ptosis, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Arley Gustavo Jaramillo Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1939 Hickory Avenue; #101
Harahan, LA
 

Dr. Arley Jaramillo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Slidell, LA, Mandeville, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center. Dr. Jaramillo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Walter Lee Terrell III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Suite 125
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Walter Terrell works as an ophthalmologist in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Luling, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Terrell include glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Terrell performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and UHS Wilson Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Ramesh Somayajula Ayyala, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ramesh Ayyala specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In Dr. Ayyala's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayyala accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Kenneth George Haik, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 125
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Kenneth Haik is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Haik attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 Poydras Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jared Vincent specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vincent is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3434 Prytania Street; Suite 250
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Barry Leader sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Leader's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Leader is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1407 South Carrollton
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Haik is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Haik accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. Haik attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4224 Houma Boulevard; Suite 100 Gulf South Eye Associates, Apmc
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. John Boyle is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Boyle's clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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