We found 4 retina specialists who accept United Healthcare Silver 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Abilene, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zavaleta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Zavaleta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Grant Janzen is a retina specialist in Abilene, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Janzen attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Janzen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

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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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