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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Beech Street Workers' Compensation near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr. Bryan M Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1555 Barrington Road; St. Alexius Hosp./drs. Building 3, Suite 4500
Hoffman Estates, 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. John Carbon Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 404
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. John Michael is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Michael's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Michael is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryoretinopexy, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Retina Surgery, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Micheal Allar, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 220
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Allar is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Naperville, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allar include retinal detachment repair, ultrasound (sonogram), and laser treatment. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Allar studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Allar trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Retinopexy, Ultrasound, Optical Coherence Tomography, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Retinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 4500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, 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

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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.