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

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

Dr. Mark Walsh practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. Clinical interests for Dr. Walsh include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Dr. Walsh honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Walsh attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Cameron Javid practices ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. The average patient rating for Dr. Javid is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Javid accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted "Best Doctors in America,". Dr. Javid is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. April Harris' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Harris performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Egbert Saavedra practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. Dr. Saavedra graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute and Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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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.
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