We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Albuquerque, NM.

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Dr. John David Pitcher III, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4411 The 25 Way Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. John Pitcher is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pitcher's residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
806 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Mark Chiu's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chiu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
806 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Ashok Reddy's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reddy include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4411 The 25 Way; Suite 325
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Frank Wyant works as a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wyant include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wyant graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Kamalesh J Ramaiya, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4411 The 25 Way; Suite 325
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Kamalesh Ramaiya specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Albuquerque, NM. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramaiya include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Ramaiya's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5757 Harper Drive Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Mi-Kyoung Song practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Song attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Song is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.