We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana near Decatur, GA.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
285 Boulevard Ne; Suite 540
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Augustus Stephens' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stephens's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephens honors. Dr. Stephens obtained his medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Allen Dale Beck M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.3 stars (8 ratings)
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B, Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allen Beck is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beck accepts. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beck include: Atlanta Super Doctors; He was listed among the Top Doctors in Atlanta Magazine's special issue; and Atlanta magazine Top Doctors issue of, specialty: glaucoma. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Annette Lynn Giangiacomo MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo is an ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Giangiacomo is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Giangiacomo takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Anastasios Costarides M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anastasios Costarides is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Costarides include glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Costarides's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Costarides is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Jeremy Keith Jones M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jeremy Jones is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Paul McManus practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Decatur, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McManus graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.75 stars (5 ratings)
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Parul Khator's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Khator is affiliated with Emory Healthcare. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Khator attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.54 stars (12 ratings)
550 Peachtree Street Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anisa Threlkeld's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Threlkeld include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Threlkeld takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Threlkeld is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Korey Jaben is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic. Dr. Jaben's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Jaben takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Kenneth John Rosengren O.D.
Specializes in Optometry
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Rosengren specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and contact lenses. Dr. Rosengren is affiliated with Emory Clinic. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

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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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