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; Ste Ll-2
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alter has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Wyhinny works as a retina specialist. Dr. Wyhinny speaks Ukrainian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wyhinny include macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Wyhinny performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kim's areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. 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. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela's clinical interests encompass retina surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Retina Surgery, Vitreous 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.
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