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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Nussdorf attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Before performing her residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Loftfield attended the University of New Mexico 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: 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). Dr. Ellis is especially interested in amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ellis completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Slidell, LA, Mandeville, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaramillo attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. His professional affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Walter Terrell sees patients in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Luling, LA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Terrell has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center, UHS Wilson Medical Center, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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

Dr. Ramesh Ayyala is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). After completing medical school at Gandhi Medical College, Dr. Ayyala performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Haik's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 Poydras Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jared Vincent's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Vincent focuses on glaucoma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Vincent attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

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

Dr. Barry Leader's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leader include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leader honors. Dr. Leader is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1407 South Carrollton
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Haik's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haik's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haik include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Charity Hospital, New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Haik is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Boyle takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.