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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2770 N Union Boulevard; Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Ramin Sarrafizadeh practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sarrafizadeh has indicated that his clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarrafizadeh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jonathan Gerald Williams, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2770 N Union Boulevard; Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jonathan Williams is a retina specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Williams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jimmy Khoi Luu, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2770 N Union Boulevard; Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. James Luu is a Colorado Springs, CO physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among Dr. Luu's clinical interests: glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luu takes. He is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mark Edwin Chittum, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2770 N Union Boulevard; Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Mark Chittum is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chittum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Chittum is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ryan McKay Rich, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2770 N Union Boulevard; Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Ryan Rich is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Colorado Springs, CO. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rich's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, 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.