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We found 27 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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Bloome is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloome takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Bloome has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salmonsen works as a retina specialist. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Salmonsen obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Salmonsen has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Petros Carvounis is a retina specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carvounis include 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Carvounis attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Harris's areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), strabismus, and contact lenses. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Harris has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is 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 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. Charles Clifton Wykoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Wykoff's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among Dr. Wykoff's clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Wykoff has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Richard Fish specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Houston, TX, Livingston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Fish attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Fish has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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. Matthew Steven Benz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 750
Houston, 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. Eric Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite, 750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chen works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. James Major, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Major include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Major accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Retina Problems

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

Dr. Richard Ruiz is a retina specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Ruiz attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6560 Fannin Street; Suite, 750
Houston, 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
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 750
Houston, 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)

Dr. Alla Kukuyev, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alla Kukuyev's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. In Dr. Kukuyev's practice, she is particularly interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Kukuyev is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2727 Gramercy Street; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roberto Diaz-Rohena is a retina specialist in McAllen, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Diaz-Rohena completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, 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.