We found 4 retina specialists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced 6500 near Katy, TX.

Dr. Charles Clifton Wykoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard; Suite G205
Katy, 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. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 575
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Alappatt is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Alappatt graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alappatt honors.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard; Suite 205
Katy, 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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 575
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Lee Tran's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tran include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Tran attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: 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.