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

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). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Nussdorf is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nussdorf is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Katherine Loftfield is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Loftfield focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Loftfield honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Ellis's areas of clinical interest consist of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellis accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Dr. Ellis is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jaramillo accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jaramillo attended Ponce School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Ramesh Ayyala practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Gandhi Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ayyala has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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

Dr. Walter Terrell practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Luling, LA. Dr. Terrell is especially interested in glaucoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, UHS Wilson Medical Center, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Terrell attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Terrell is affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 Poydras Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jared Vincent's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Vincent trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In Dr. Vincent's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Vincent is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vincent takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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

Dr. Kenneth Haik specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Haik attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Haik accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1407 South Carrollton
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Haik is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Haik has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Barry Leader is an ophthalmologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Leader has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Leader is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. John Boyle is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Metairie, LA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Boyle is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Boyle attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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.