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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Humana Open Access near Katy, TX.

Dr. Charles Clifton Wykoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard; Suite G205
Katy, 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. Joseph Anthony Khawly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
750 Westgreen Boulevard; Suite 250
Katy, 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. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 575
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Alappatt is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Alappatt attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Alappatt focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Alappatt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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 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

Dr. Emmanuel Yih-Herng Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
750 Westgreen Boulevard; Suite 250
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Emmanuel Chang is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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

Dr. Lee Tran practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Tran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Tran attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is 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.