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We found 7 retina specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 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). After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Alappatt is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alappatt honors. He is 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 is a retina specialist in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. 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 has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Elkeeb's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Elkeeb average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elkeeb accepts. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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, who practices in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. On average, patients gave Dr. El Annan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El Annan speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a retina specialist in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Lam completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. William McMullen's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. McMullen's clinical interests encompass 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Ruda attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Ruda 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.