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

Dr. Ahmed Elkeeb's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Elkeeb trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite E
Webster, 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. Jaafar F El Annan, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #8
League City, TX
 

Dr. Jaafar El Annan specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. El Annan is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Patient ratings for Dr. El Annan average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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

Dr. Usha Pinninti specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pinninti studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include 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 works as a retina specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. McMullen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ruda attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.