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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Walsh attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. His areas of expertise consist of eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh accepts. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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Clinical interests: 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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Harris include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Harris performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: 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 is a physician who specializes in ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Javid is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. 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. Egbert Saavedra's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Saavedra's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cole Eye Institute and Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Saavedra attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of 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.