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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wilmer Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Walsh 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 works as a retina specialist in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. Dr. Harris's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Harris completed residency programs at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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 specializes in ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. Dr. Javid is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Javid has received the following distinction: Voted "Best Doctors in America,".

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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, who practices in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Saavedra include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally 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.