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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Pineville, LA.

Dr. Robert A Gordon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
501 Medical Center Drive; Suite 4 B
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Robert Gordon's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Ochsner. Dr. Gordon graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Arley Gustavo Jaramillo Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
69004 Alexandria; La 71306 ) 2495 Shreveport Hwy. 71 North
Pineville, LA
 

Dr. Arley Jaramillo works as an ophthalmologist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Jaramillo performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
69004 Alexandria; La 71306 ) 2495 Shreveport Hwy. 71 North
Pineville, LA
 

Dr. Candace Collins' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Alexandria VA Medical Center. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She 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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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4110 Parliament Drive
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Farhan Irshad is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Irshad takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 Fourth Street; Suite 3-a1
Alexandria, LA
 

Dr. Peggy Gramates is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gramates include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Gramates attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.