We found 4 retina specialists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Harlingen, TX.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Lee Tran's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tran is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Mamta Somaiya's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Somaiya trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. She accepts 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, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Juan Santiago practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. 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.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Donald Meadows' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meadows is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Meadows trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Vitreous Problems

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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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