We found 7 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, TX
 

Dr. Brian Berger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Berger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Valla Djafari is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Djafari attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Djafari is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Stephen Smith is a retina specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Isaac Loose is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Loose's medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute and Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Cecilia Sanchez's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She 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, TX
 

Dr. Chirag Jhaveri is a retina specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He honors 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: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Saradha Chexal is a retina specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Chexal graduated from New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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