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We found 12 retina specialists who accept Humana near Lexington, KY.

Dr. Todd Jordan Purkiss, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Todd Purkiss specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Purkiss is affiliated with Louisville VA Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Purkiss studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Purkiss completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Claire Elizabeth Fraser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
740 S. Limestone; Department of Ophthalmology, Kentucky Clinic
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Claire Fraser sees patients in Lexington, KY. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Fraser include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Thomas William Stone, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Thomas Stone is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital. Dr. Stone takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Rick Isernhagen is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Isernhagen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Paul Pearson specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pearson has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. John William Kitchens, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. John Kitchens' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kitchens accepts. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Kitchens completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
740 S. Limestone; E-303
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. Dr. Ambati takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. William Wood's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mark Ellsworth Kleinman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Mark Kleinman is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Kleinman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kleinman is professionally affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Angelia Faith Thompson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3475 Richmond Road; Suite 210
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Angelia Thompson is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gregory Dongkyu Lee, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Gregory Lee works as a retina specialist in Lexington, KY. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Clinton Ellingson is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.