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We found 7 retina specialists who accept Humana HMO Premier near Elk Grove Village, IL.

Dr. Daniel C Alter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 730, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Alter include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alter is 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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 730
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. George Wyhinny's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wyhinny's clinical interests include macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 conversant in Ukrainian. Dr. Wyhinny is 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
800 Beisterfield Road; Alexian Bros. Hosp./eberle Building, Suite 730
Elk Grove, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Kim works as a retina specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 730, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in retina surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Paul Blair, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2454 E Dempster Street; Suite 400
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Blair specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Des Plaines, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Blair include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Blair is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Blair's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Rashmi Kapur, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2454 E Dempster Street; Suite 400
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kapur is a retina specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapur include retina surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. Dr. Kapur honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2454 E. Dempster Street
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. John Galasso practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Des Plaines, IL. In Dr. Galasso's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: 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.