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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
285 Boulevard Ne; Suite 540
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Augustus Stephens' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Stephens include glaucoma, glasses, and cataract surgery. Dr. Stephens honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Morehouse School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Stephens is affiliated with WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

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

Dr. Allen Dale Beck Md, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne, Building B; Suite 4500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allen Beck works as an ophthalmologist in Atlanta, GA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beck's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Beck has received 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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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Annette Giangiacomo practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Giangiacomo include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Giangiacomo is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Giangiacomo attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Giangiacomo trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Dr. Anastasios P Costarides, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anastasios Costarides specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Costarides's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Costarides has received professional recognition including the following: President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Jeremy Jones' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Jones attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1457 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Paul McManus is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Decatur, GA. In Dr. McManus's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Parul Khator is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare. Dr. Khator graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Khator's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Khator average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
550 Peachtree Street Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anisa Threlkeld's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Threlkeld's clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. She is affiliated with Emory Healthcare. She 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. Dr. Threlkeld graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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

Dr. Korey Jaben specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jaben has a special interest in glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Jaben attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Kenneth Rosengren practices optometry (primary eye care) in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and contact lenses. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rosengren is affiliated with Emory Clinic.

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All Interests: Glaucoma, Low Vision, 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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