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. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has received the following distinction: 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 sees patients in Abilene, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Janzen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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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