Alan H. Zalta, M.D. specializes and limits his practice to the medical and surgical therapy of glaucoma. Since 1984, he has been Director of the Glaucoma Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he is an affiliated Clinical Professor. He was Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Ophthalmology from 1984-2000 and has been honored with three awards for Resident teaching. Dr. Zalta also served as President of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology and has been selected by his peers to be included in Best Doctors in America in 20 of the last 21 years. Dr. Zalta received his Medical Degree from University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1978 after graduating Cum Laude from Rice University in 1975. He served his Internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed his Ophthalmology Residency training at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1983. Dr. Zalta subsequently received Glaucoma Fellowship training at Ochsner Clinic and Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been Board Certified since 1984 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Zalta has developed stereoscopic teaching atlases of glaucomatous disc damage and gonioscopy, has published many original articles and book chapters, has produced numerous teaching videotapes, and has taught many courses at local, national, and international meetings for the last 27 years. In 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recognized Dr. Zalta's long commitment to teaching his peers by honoring him with a Senior Achievement Award. Dr. Zalta has also developed an expertise in aqueous shunt implant surgery and has been a visiting Professor at numerous universities. Dr. Zalta has always staged the degree of glaucoma damage and set target goals for pressure control accordingly; he taught a national course on this subject for 3 years. He believes in a liberal approach in early glaucoma and a conservative approach in advanced glaucoma.
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Dr. Zalta's Experience
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Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
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Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Zalta's Board Certifications
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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Glaucoma Medical Therapy
Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
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U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Medical School | Graduated 1978
Baylor College of Medicine
Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
U Ark Med Scis
Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
Ochsner Clin-Lsu Eye Ctr
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Best Doctors in America, 2001-2016
American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award, 2012
Best Doctors in America, 1996-1999
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 30 Year Service Award, 2014
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1994
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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