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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Brenham, TX.

Dr. David Mark Brown, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2602 Hwy 36 S
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. David Brown is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Steven Benz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Hwy. 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Benz is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Houston, TX, Brenham, TX, and Livingston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Benz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Highway 36 S
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Schefler's areas of clinical interest consist of microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Schefler's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2620 Hwy. 36 South
Brenham, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Kim is a retina specialist. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her areas of expertise include uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.