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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Alappatt include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Alappatt attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He is an in-network provider for 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, 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 in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elkeeb 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. He is conversant in 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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Tran takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. El Annan obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. In his practice, Dr. Lam focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Lam is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency 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
555 E Med Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Webster, TX
 

Dr. William McMullen is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Webster, TX. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. McMullen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Houston, TX and Webster, TX. 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. 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. 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.