We found 5 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Abilene, TX.

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Dr. Seong Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Seong Lee's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Grant Janzen's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janzen accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Eric Matthew Zavaleta, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Eric Zavaleta is a retina specialist in Abilene, TX. Dr. Zavaleta takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Zavaleta attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel, who practices in Abilene, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Doheny Eye Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Courtney Maurice Crawford, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Crawford's areas of specialization are general practice and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Crawford accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Crawford's residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Crawford attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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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.
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