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

Dr. Ramin Sarrafizadeh, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO and Pueblo, CO, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarrafizadeh trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. His clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sarrafizadeh 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' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for 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. Jimmy Khoi Luu, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2770 N Union Boulevard; Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. James Luu's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Luu focuses on glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Luu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Luu trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Luu is professionally 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Chittum performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Rich's clinical interests encompass eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rich trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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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.