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We found 5 retina specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Colorado Springs, CO.

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

Dr. Ramin Sarrafizadeh is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is especially interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarrafizadeh is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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 works as a retina specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Luu include glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Luu is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He 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). Dr. Chittum's areas of expertise include the following: eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chittum studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His professional 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 works as a retina specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. His areas of expertise consist of eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rich obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Rich's professional affiliations include 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.