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We found 8 retina specialists who accept Humana near Hoffman Estates, 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 is a retina specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alter speaks Spanish. He 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)

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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. His 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)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 4500 Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. George Wyhinny's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wyhinny accepts. Dr. Wyhinny obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Wyhinny is conversant in Ukrainian. He 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. Matthew M Wessel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1585 N. Barrington Road; Doctor's Building #2, Suite 404
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Wessel practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wessel is in-network for Land of Lincoln, CIGNA Plans, and HealthLink, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Wessel is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Robert Allar's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). 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 graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally 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. Marlyn Faith Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 404
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Marlyn Goldberg is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Niles, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. In Dr. Goldberg's practice, she is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitrectomy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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). Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. In his practice, Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela focuses on retina surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He 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.