We found 4 retina specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Wyhinny's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wyhinny's areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He speaks Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Macular Problems, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan M Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road; Suite Ll2
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Kim's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road; Ll2
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Des Plaines, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela's practice, he is particularly interested in retina surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road; Ste Ll-2
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Alter's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alter is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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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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