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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Brian B Berger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 410, Austin Medical Plaza Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brian Berger's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berger's areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Berger is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Valla Djafari, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2610 South Ih 35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Valla Djafari specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Djafari attended Tulane University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Djafari's areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Djafari is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Stephen Reilly Smith, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7200 N. Mopac; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Smith specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Isaac Arthur Loose, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1700 S Mo Pac Expressway
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Loose is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute and Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loose include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Loose takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Cecilia Raquel Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5717 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Cecilia Sanchez, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sanchez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Chirag Dilip Jhaveri, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 410, Austin Medical Plaza Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Chirag Jhaveri's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Jhaveri completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.