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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Humana HMO Premier near Green Valley, AZ.

Dr. Mark Kim Walsh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Mark Walsh is a retina specialist in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. These areas are among his clinical interests: eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Walsh is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Cameron G Javid, MD
Specializes in Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Cameron Javid's specialties are ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Javid's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javid has received the distinction of Voted "Best Doctors in America,". He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. April Harris practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Harris obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Egbert Saavedra is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Saavedra takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute and Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Saavedra is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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What are Vitreoretinal Diseases?

Vitreoretinal disease, or vitreoretinal surgery, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the surgical care of the back of the eye, or the retina. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the rear of the eye that senses light and is responsible for vision. Connected to the retina is a thick, clear gel called vitreous. In order to perform surgery on the retina, the vitreous must sometimes be removed. Doctors who can operate on these incredibly delicate parts of the eye are called vitreoretinal surgeons.

Some of the eye conditions that a vitreoretinal surgeon might treat include:
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinoblastomas

During vitreoretinal surgery, small incisions are made in the white of the eye, and very tiny instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses a microscope to treat the areas needed deep within the eye. In some procedures, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to apply pressure to the retina and keep it in place while it heals. If this is the case, you may be asked to lie face down for a few days after surgery. Eye drops containing antibiotics and other medications are also commonly prescribed.

Vitreoretinal diseases can be a serious threat to your vision. In many cases, vitreoretinal surgery can ensure you are able to see well into the future.