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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 retina specialist in Albuquerque, NM. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In his practice, Dr. Pitcher focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiu honors. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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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 area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Reddy attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a retina specialist. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wyant attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 is a retina specialist in Albuquerque, NM. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Ramaiya obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Song accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency.

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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.