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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1201 Summit Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Parchue's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Parchue is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Wayne Allen Solley, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1101 6th Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Solley is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Solley is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solley takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Solley obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. David G Callanan, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1101 6th Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Callanan is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Callanan include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Callanan is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Callanan trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Callanan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Patrick Dewey Williams, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
900 W. Magnolia; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Williams is a retina specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Arlington, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 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.