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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Harlingen, TX.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Lee Tran works as a retina specialist. Dr. Tran has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Juan Gabriel Santiago, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 N Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Juan Santiago sees patients in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Santiago takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Mamta Patel works as a retina specialist in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Mission, TX. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Donald Meadows' medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Meadows is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meadows takes. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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.