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Dr. Clement Chikai Chow, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
123 Di Salvo Avenue; Suite E
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Clement Chow is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chow honors. Dr. Chow (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
320 Dardanelli Lane; Suite 12
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Gloria Wu is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wu graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Amr L Dessouki, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3395 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 140
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Amr Dessouki's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Dessouki (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and the University of California. For his residency, Dr. Dessouki trained at Roger Williams Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Patrick Michael Monahan, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3395 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 140
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Monahan's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Monahan include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Dr. Monahan is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Monahan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patient ratings for Dr. Monahan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monahan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3395 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 140
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Howard Chen is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Campbell, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 415
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. James Palmer works as a retina specialist. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer takes. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for his residency.

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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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