We found 25 retina specialists who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Michael Allyn Bloome, MS, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bloome is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Bloome completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bloome is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Paul Clarke Salmonsen, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salmonsen is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Salmonsen's areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Salmonsen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Melanoma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Petros Euthymiou Carvounis, MD, BA
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
One Butler Boulevard; Ste. E3.100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Petros Carvounis specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Carvounis is especially interested in uveitis, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Carvounis attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Carvounis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Lindsey Dufour Harris, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Harris is a retina specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harris's clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), strabismus, and contact lenses. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Bailey L Lee, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bailey Lee is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. David Mark Brown, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Brown works as a retina specialist. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Charles Clifton Wykoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Wykoff sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Conroe, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wykoff's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Wykoff has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Eric Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite, 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chen works as a retina specialist. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chen's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Harris Fish, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Fish practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX, Livingston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Fish is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fish is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Calder Major Jr., MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Major is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Major is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Major welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Retina Problems

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Schefler include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefler's practice is open to new patients. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Richard Stranahan Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6400 Fannin; 18th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ruiz's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruiz include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Ruiz is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ruiz is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kresge Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Rosa Yoomee Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Kim's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Christopher Gordon Fuller, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Fuller practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Fuller attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Dr. Jaafar F El Annan, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jaafar El Annan's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. El Annan 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. Dr. El Annan attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Usha Rani Pinninti, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Baylor Cm Ophthalmology; 7200b Cambridge, E3.100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Usha Pinninti is a retina specialist. Dr. Pinninti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Methodist Hospital. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pinninti trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinninti honors.

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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.