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We found 20 retina specialists who accept HealthSmart near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Bloome is a retina specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloome include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Bloome takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Bloome attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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

Dr. Petros Carvounis' medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Carvounis include uveitis, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider 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 Oxford University Medical School and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is open to 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' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), strabismus, and contact lenses. Dr. Harris's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Harris's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Helen Ka-Fun Li, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Li's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. These areas are among her clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Li's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Li 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. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Cancer, Eye Problems, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bailey Lee specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include 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. Wael Mohamed Abdelghani, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wael Abdelghani specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Abdelghani focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. He accepts 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. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Abdelghani completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abdelghani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Charles Wykoff, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Conroe, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among Dr. Wykoff's clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wykoff completed a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Wykoff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX, Livingston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Fish's areas of expertise consist of diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fish is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Burt Allan Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1200 Binz; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Burt Ginsburg is a retina specialist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Ginsburg average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute, a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina, and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Ginsburg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Westbrook Butner, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6411 Fannin; 7th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Butner practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX and Bay City, TX. His clinical interests encompass diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Butner's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butner takes. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Butner's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, Trauma, Vitreoretinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Chen specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Chen attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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 works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Major include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network 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 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Ruiz focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruiz accepts. Dr. Ruiz attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph Anthony Khawly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Khawly is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Conroe, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy and laser treatment. Dr. Khawly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Khawly has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems

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

Dr. Amy Schefler sees patients in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise consist of microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Schefler is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Schefler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Garvin Henderson Davis, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Garvin Davis is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute. His clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Davis honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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.