Dr. Robert Jay Balkan MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Robert Balkan is an ophthalmologist in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including East Jefferson General Hospital and Touro Infirmary. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and has been in practice for 30 years. He is one of 44 doctors at East Jefferson General Hospital and one of 20 at Touro Infirmary who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology

Education & Medical Training

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1979 - 1983

Rush Medical College
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

LA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Loss of central visual acuity after laser peripheral iridectomy.
Balkan, R. J., Zimmerman, T. J., Hesse, R. J., Steigner, J. B.

Associated neurologic abnormalities in congenital third nerve palsies.
Balkan, R., Hoyt, C. S.

[Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains in Erzurum].
Ayyildiz, A., Balkan, R., Babacan, M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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