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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 works as an ophthalmologist in New Orleans, LA, Houma, LA, and River Ridge, LA. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nussdorf is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Nussdorf is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Loftfield attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Loftfield include glaucoma. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loftfield is 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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Ellis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ellis include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. Dr. Ellis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Ellis attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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 is an ophthalmologist in Slidell, LA, Mandeville, LA, and New Orleans, LA. His education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jaramillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Ramesh Ayyala works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Ayyala is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Ayyala's hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center, UHS Wilson Medical Center, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Terrell's clinical interests include glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terrell honors. Dr. Terrell is affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Haik is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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 sees patients in Ruston, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Vincent's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Leader is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Leader completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Haik's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Haik graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 a Metairie, LA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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.