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We found 22 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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Bloome focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Bloome has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Salmonsen's 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 and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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. Eric Robert Holz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz works as a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holz include diabetic retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Holz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Holz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoidosis, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wael Mohamed Abdelghani, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wael Abdelghani's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Abdelghani has a special interest in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Abdelghani is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abdelghani (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abdelghani has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Petros Carvounis practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of uveitis, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Carvounis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carvounis's practice is open to new patients. After attending Oxford University Medical School, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center.

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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. Her areas of expertise include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), strabismus, and contact lenses. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Harris is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Burt Ginsburg specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Ginsburg's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Ginsburg trained at Wills Eye Institute, a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina, and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Ginsburg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Ginsburg's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Helen Li works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Li has indicated that her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Li attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She 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 is open to 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 works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Lee 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.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Charles Wykoff's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wykoff takes 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Wykoff 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. 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 accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fish include diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fish honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fish has an open panel. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Butner include diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He accepts 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 his office for an appointment. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Butner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Khawly's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khawly include diabetic retinopathy and laser treatment. Dr. Khawly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Khawly graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khawly trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Khawly has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems

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). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Major 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 is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Schefler include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schefler accepts. She is accepting new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Schefler completed her residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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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.