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We found 8 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near League City, TX.

Dr. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Gulf Freeway S; Suite 114
League City, TX
 

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

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite E
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Lee Tran works as a retina specialist. Dr. Tran has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Elkeeb, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #8
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ahmed Elkeeb is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Elkeeb is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Elkeeb average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jaafar F El Annan, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #8
League City, TX
 

Dr. Jaafar El Annan is a retina specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El Annan honors. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. El Annan's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite E
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lam's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Lam graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems, Infections, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Gulf Freeway S; Suite 114
League City, TX
 

Dr. Usha Pinninti is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Pinninti is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
555 E Med Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Webster, TX
 

Dr. William McMullen is a retina specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. McMullen include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Frank Joseph Ruda, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
15 Professional Park
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Frank Ruda is a retina specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruda graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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.