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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Humana 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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. 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, 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 retina specialist in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. Dr. Harris attended medical school at 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. She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris honors. She is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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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 medical specialist in ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javid attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Voted "Best Doctors in America,". Dr. Javid 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 works as a retina specialist in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saavedra include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Saavedra takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cole Eye Institute and Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Saavedra attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. 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.