We found 10 providers with an interest in glaucoma and who accept Humana Gold near Metairie, LA.

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Dr. Jonathan Nussdorf MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jonathan Nussdorf is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nussdorf include glaucoma and cataracts. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma. Dr. Loftfield accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Walter Lee Terrell III MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Suite 125
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Walter Terrell works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Terrell is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and UHS Wilson Medical Center for residency. Dr. Terrell is affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Ramesh Somayajula Ayyala M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ramesh Ayyala is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Ayyala's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Tulane Medical Center, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Gandhi Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ayyala has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Haik 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 affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
3434 Prytania Street; Suite 250
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Barry Leader is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in New Orleans, LA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Leader's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leader accepts. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Dr. Leader is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Metairie, LA. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyle takes.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

George S. Ellis Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.5 stars (6 ratings)
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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. Dr. Ellis's 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. Ellis takes. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Touro Infirmary and Children's Hospital (New Orleans). He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.1 stars (5 ratings)
1407 South Carrollton
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Haik's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. Haik attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Haik's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Haik is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.87 stars (8 ratings)
3409 N Hullen Street
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Daniel Caplan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caplan studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center.

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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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