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We found 7 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, 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. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 575
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Alappatt's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Alappatt's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph Anthony Khawly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
750 Westgreen Boulevard; Suite 250
Katy, 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
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard; Suite 205
Katy, 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. Emmanuel Yih-Herng Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
750 Westgreen Boulevard; Suite 250
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Emmanuel Chang's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chang is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tran's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as 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

Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 575
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam, who practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lam include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam honors. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Infections, 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.