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We found 4 retina specialists who accept HFN EPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. John Carbon Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 404
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. John Michael is a retina specialist. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Michael's professional affiliations include 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. 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'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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 4500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, 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

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. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Allar is especially interested in retinal detachment repair, ultrasound (sonogram), and laser treatment. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allar 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)

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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.