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We found 4 retina specialists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Abilene, TX.

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

Dr. Seong Lee is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Grant Janzen practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Abilene, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Janzen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Eric Zavaleta specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Zavaleta is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel sees patients in Abilene, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Doheny Eye Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Patel is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, 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.