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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Nussdorf accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 sees patients in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loftfield include glaucoma. Dr. Loftfield honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Loftfield completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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). Dr. Jaramillo's professional affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Alexandria VA Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaramillo takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jaramillo attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and UHS Wilson Medical Center, Dr. Terrell attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Ayyala has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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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 expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Haik is in-network for 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 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Haik is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Barry Leader is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Leader's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Leader's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. George S Ellis Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Suite 3106
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Ellis sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Touro Infirmary and Children's Hospital (New Orleans). Dr. Ellis graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ellis's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Ptosis, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1407 South Carrollton
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Haik is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Haik accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. Haik attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. 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 is an ophthalmologist in Metairie, LA. Dr. Boyle is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3409 N Hullen Street
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Daniel Caplan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Metairie, LA and Mandeville, LA. Patients rated Dr. Caplan highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes 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.

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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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