Dr. Alan Zalta, MD

Dr. Alan Zalta, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Alan Zalta, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

222 Piedmont Ave Fl 4

Cincinnati, OH 45219

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Sagamore Health Network

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very high
more than 96% of peers
more than 49% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 30% of peers

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Dr. Zalta's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zalta "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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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

12  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Dry Eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Ulcer

7  Procedures

  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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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
Media & Publications

Dr. Zalta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology, Member
  • Ohio State Medical Association, Member

Dr. Zalta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zalta to family and friends
92 total reviews (62 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (92)

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Dr. Zalta's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (62)

Dr. Alan Zalta is a renowned ophthalmologist among his patients and his professional peers. He has the knowledge, skills, the experience and courage to tackle the most challenging cases. Dr. Alan Zalta’s diagnosis, treatment and continuing care is stellar. Dr. Zalta is in the vanguard of his...more
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The most professional kind and caring doctor I have ever met I wouldn't go to anyone but him.
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Dr. Zalta is a professional who knows his business. He is rigorous with the science yet explains it in great detail exactly what he plans to do in terms that a lay person can understand. His forecast for successful outcomes hinges on a patient following his instructions as they should. I did, and I...more
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Yes I recommend my friends and family to dr. Zalta when I had cataract and glaucoma he helped my eyes out very much I thank God for doctors like him thank you for being such a wonderful doctor helping me keep my eyesight thank you
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I've received excellent eye care for over 25 years going to Dr. Zalta. Very professional, but personable, as well.
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