We found 7 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Isaac Loose's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Loose 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Loose trained at Wills Eye Institute and Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Loose is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Brian Berger is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Berger include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Berger attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Stephen Smith's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Smith is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Valla Djafari's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Djafari attended Tulane University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Djafari is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Cecilia Sanchez specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Austin, TX. In her practice, Dr. Sanchez focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for her residency. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Saradha Chexal, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 410, Austin Medical Plaza Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Saradha Chexal works as a retina specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Chexal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Chexal attended New York Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Chirag Jhaveri practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Jhaveri's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

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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.