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 area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Walsh is affiliated with Banner Health. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Harris graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous 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's medical specialty is ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Javid's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Javid focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Javid takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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 is affiliated with Banner Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saavedra attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cole Eye Institute and Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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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