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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nussdorf include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Nussdorf attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He 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

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

Dr. Katherine Loftfield, who practices in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Loftfield's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Loftfield attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Arley Jaramillo is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Jaramillo accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Terrell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and UHS Wilson Medical Center.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Haik include 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. Dr. Haik graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Haik is 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Ayyala's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayyala takes. His education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ayyala has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. George Ellis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis's training includes residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes new patients.

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

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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leader is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Leader is professionally 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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Haik is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. Haik attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 Poydras Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jared Vincent's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Vincent is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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All Interests: Cataracts, 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). He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Boyle is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Boyle trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency.

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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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