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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). Patient ratings for Dr. Berger average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berger include uveitis and 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. Berger accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He 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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Djafari's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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 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. He 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) and practices in Austin, TX and Lubbock, TX. In Dr. Smith's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Austin, TX and Georgetown, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Loose's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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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 sees patients in Austin, TX. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sanchez performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She has indicated that her clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 works as a retina specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. In his practice, Dr. Jhaveri focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Jhaveri is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Jhaveri attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts 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.