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We found 9 retina specialists who accept Humana Premier near Berwyn, IL.

Dr. Robert B Pearlman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6801 West Stanley Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Robert Pearlman is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Riverside, IL, Berwyn, IL, and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Pearlman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pearlman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pearlman trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Pearlman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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

Dr. Pauline Townsend Merrill, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
610 S Maple Ave :; Suite 1700
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Pauline Merrill is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in Harvey, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Merrill speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Merrill include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Merrill graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Felipe De Alba, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 1021
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Felipe Dealba's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Coahuila for medical school, Dr. Dealba completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

Dr. Marc Richard Levin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7411 Lake Street; Suite 1140
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Levin is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Levin focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Levin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Levin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6081 Stanley Avenue; Suite B
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Ahmed Abdelsalam's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Abdelsalam has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Abdelsalam (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Abdelsalam welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Eye Surgery, Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Shivan Hiralal Tekwani, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Shivan Tekwani works as a retina specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Homewood, IL, and Hines, IL. Dr. Tekwani's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tekwani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Richard Manish Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4230 West 26th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Richard Ahuja's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Ahuja completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. He is especially interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Brian P Larsen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7120 Cermak Road
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Brian Larsen is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Larsen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Susan Glaser Vierling, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
715 Lake Street; Suite 120
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Susan Vierling works as a retina specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vierling include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vierling takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Retina 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.