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

Dr. Daniel Alter's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Alter is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Wyhinny sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Wyhinny graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. He is conversant in Ukrainian. Dr. Wyhinny is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Macular Problems, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Problems, ... (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 attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela is a retina specialist. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela include retina surgery. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Surgery, 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.