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 sees patients in New Orleans, LA, Houma, LA, and River Ridge, LA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Nussdorf is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nussdorf completed a residency program 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Loftfield is affiliated with Ochsner. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loftfield graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Dr. Ellis welcomes 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, who practices in Slidell, LA, Mandeville, LA, and New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaramillo accepts. Dr. Jaramillo graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. Dr. Jaramillo is professionally 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Terrell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and UHS Wilson Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Haik is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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 and cataracts. Dr. Vincent takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ayyala's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Ayyala trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Barry Leader's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Leader a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include 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 and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haik obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haik is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Boyle attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyle takes.

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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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