Dr. Neil Notaroberto

Ophthalmology
Mandeville, LA
31 years experience male

Locations

EyeCare 20/20 Louisiana

Slidell, LA

Address

1185 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

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WellPoint Health Networks Inc

EyeCare 20/20 Louisiana

Harahan, LA

EyeCare 20/20 Louisiana

Mandeville, LA

About

Bio

Neil F. Notaroberto, MD, is Medical Director of the EyeCare 20/20 Louisiana and former Assistant Professor at the George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Notaroberto is a fellowship trained ophthalmologist with expertise in retinal disease and surgery. His research in bioinformatics and healthcare information technology began at the Yale Medical Center and culminated with a Medical Informatics fellowship at the GWU Medical Center resulting in the first monthly live CME course over the Internet. Previous award winning projects included a surgical virtual reality simulator, computer based teaching modules and healthcare database systems. Current projects include digital analysis programs for determining stroke risk in patients by way of retinal vasculature measurements, medical database network distribution, and Internet based telemedicine projects for retinal disease. Dr. Notaroberto was trained in biology and computer science at Pacific University (Oregon) with experience in medical software and hardware. Graduate work in cardiovascular physiology was completed at Farleigh Dickenson University (New Jersey). Medical training was completed at George Washington University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) and Yale Medical Center (Connecticut). Ophthalmic training was completed at Tulane Medical Center (Louisiana). Retinal fellowship was completed at the Vitreoretinal Foundation/University of Tennessee Medical Center (Tennessee). Dr. Notaroberto has been honored by the American Medical Association and the Knights Templar Eye Foundation for his work in medicine and ocular disease. He currently is a consultant for Nuesoft Technologies (Atlanta, GA) and Centervue Technologies (Padova, Italy). Dr. Notaroberto’s most recent research in conjunction with the University of Padova in Italy, led to FDA approval for a new instrument to detect macular degeneration in adults before vision loss occurs. Currently his partners have collaborated to form a research division in the state of Louisiana to further advancements in treating ocular disease. The CLEVER Eye Institute can be found at http:// www.CleverEyeInstitute .com

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

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56 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Injectable fillers: can be used as a non-surgical option to reshape facial areas. Surgery of course can also accomplish this. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon are profe... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Third nerve palsy: can have multiple etiologies (congenital or acquired). Some causes do not need intervention and time may resolve the signs and symptoms. Some require ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Infections of the: conjunctiva, whether by virus or bacteria, are usually transmitted by direct contact. The infectious agent is not aerosolized thus it is is transporte... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Variable depending: On the type of glaucoma. There are many forms of glaucoma. One type named open-angle glaucoma usually is asymptomatic, and if untreated progresses to... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
O3: There are many supplements which have been touted to help increase tear production, glandular function and reduce dry eye symptoms overall. A recent s... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Peri-ocular pain: You may be having sinus congestion or inflammation. If not contraindicated based upon current medications you are taking, try an otc decongestant to s... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
A dilated exam can: Differentiate between a vitreous floater, vitreous detachment and hyaloid opacification. The etiology (cause) for these entities can vary and thus pat... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
AMD: Age-related macular degeneration is a disease with modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. If you currently do not have the disease then you can c... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
The sclera is the: White outer layer of the eyeball, continuous with the cornea at the front of the eye. A faint blue hue is usually indicative of an area of thin sclera... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Eye healthy foods: Contain nutrients that are important for ocular health or vision. These nutrients can enable optimal function or in cases of deficiency, improve the f... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Ocular toxoplasmosis: Can cause scarring of the retina after the initial inflammation has subsided. Once a scar has developed there will be an absolute loss of photorecepto... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Dermovate: Is a glucocorticoid (steroid) used in the topical management of corticosteroid sensitive dermatoses such as psoriasis, lichen planus, discoid lupus e... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Visualizing small: Opaque or translucent objects in your vision can be indicative of vitreous floaters. This is a consolidation of the vitreous gel, composed of water an... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
No relationship, : Astigmatism is, in basic terminology, irregularity to the cornea surface. The cornea is the clear dome in front of the eye and the major refractive (l... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
A retinal tear: Progressing to detachment can evolve over minutes to months. The process is influenced by many variables (i.e. Amount of vitreous traction, size of te... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Scleral depression: Is a valued part of the retinal exam. When visual complaints related to retinal disease are elicited, when patients are at risk for vitreoretinal path... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Visualizing floaters: Is optimal when looking at a bright background. This allows the light to fall on the vitreous gel that has consolidated and cast a shadow on the retin... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and the stain ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Blurred vision in a: Healthy young person without other known ocular disease usually is due to uncorrected refractive error or dry eyes. Again, this is if there is no othe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Floater removal can: Be accomplishes in one of two methods. The less invasive method is through yag laser removal that can be performed in office. This works best for soli... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Retinal disorders: are voluminous and would take pages to list and volumes to describe. In general though, they can be broken up by age, etiology (cause) and which porti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Treat conservatively: as suggested but if signs worsen then go to your physician in the event that the skin becomes infected and a cellulitis develops. Low probability but ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and decreases edema. Th... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
This is a genetic: disorder of the macula (central portion of your retina). Lipofuscin, a yellow pigment (fatty) deposits in the macula. Over time accumulation of lipof... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Depth perception: is our ability to see the world in 3 dimensions. One must have binocular (2 eyes) stereo vision, (called stereopsis.) If someone doe not have stereops... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Blunt trauma to the: globe (eyeball) has the potential to cause external and internal damage. The internal components of the eye are delicate and that type of trauma may c... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Dry eye syndrome: Can make contact lens wear difficult for many. The fake lashes should not be a major issue. You should work with your ophthalmologist to identify pote... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
When a persons eyes: are prominent and seem to protrude out of the socket (bony orbit), it is usually a sign of hypertrophic (overgrowth) retro-orbital fat or even extra-o... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Capsular folds: The lens implant is usually placed in the natural capsule that your natural lens was contained. That capsular bag can sometimes demonstrate some wrink... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Possible extension: A true peri-orbital sinus infection (versus congestion or inflammation) may extend to the orbital region causing a peri-orbital cellulitis. Typically ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Normally, yes: Usually, they are good indicators of natural hair color.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
LASIK: Surgery candidates are evaluated by an ophthalmologist with a complete exam which includes a retinal evaluation. Any suspicious retinal pathology will... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Hemi-field loss: Is usually due to a pathology posterior (behind) to the eye itself. A lesion or area of pathology will usually be located from the area of the pituita... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
The signs and: symptoms you describe would lead one to place Ankylosing Spondylitis at the top of the differential diagnosis list. Be sure to follow with your Ophtha... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Glaucoma: should be treated immediately. Preserving the nerve and the nerve fiber layer is essential in the prevention of vision/field loss from glaucoma. If th... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
A chalazion on the: can be treated conservatively with warm compresses and massage. Contact lenses can be worn if you have a chalazion without any discharge or inflammati... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
After retinal tear: repair, an individual should usually be able to resume normal activity once cleared by your retina surgeon. Retinal tears are usually repaired by eith... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Genetic: Influences play a role in the development of the axial length of your eye. This in turn can predispose one to vitreous detachment and subsequent vitre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Unfocused: Infrared light at low power and brief interval is too far away from the retina to cause permanent damage to the photoreceptors. Typically these type o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
OTC help: You can use over the counter (otc) aloe vera. This will help both soothe and heal the overlying skin discomfort.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Sensory organs.: As defined , "a bodily structure that receives a stimulus and is affected in such a manner as to initiate excitation of associated sensory nerve fiber... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Transient blurred: vision after rising from a sitting position could be from a hemodynamic issue. If the blood flow is decreased that amount of oxygen perfusion to the e... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Keratoconus can: be successfully treated with rigid or hybrid contact lenses, surgical intervention and recently with corneal collagen crosslinking with Riboflavin (CX... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Flashes of light: Seen in a dark environment only can indicate vitreous (gel-like substance inside eye) traction (pulling) on the retina. At worst it may indicate a re... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Iris pigment : normally remains stable early in life. If at your young age you notice an attenuated color of the of the iris, see your Ophthalmologist . They will lo... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Ocular floaters: are composed mainly of protein that are part of the vitreous gel inside of the eye. Currently the main treatments for these are either a vitrectomy (s... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Dec 4, 2013
Great retina specialist!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Notaroberto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Notaroberto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I'll call B&L if there is an Rx. Your reply is extremely helpful to me. I am now going in depth in my research and to contact The Bascom Eye Institute in Miami for 2nd o...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr. Notaroberto. Did you mean lattice 'without' depressed exam?
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! No other symptoms apart from single floater etc. Am seeing doctor 2mro

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

TULANE MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1996

Awards

Amercia's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer Research Council
AMA Physician Recognition Award
Healthcare Heroes Award, New Orleans, LA

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
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