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Dr. Kelly Thrush Mitchell, BS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3601 4th Street, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; 2nd Floor Room 2a100
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Mitchell is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mitchell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Christopher Gordon Fuller, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4517 98th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Fuller practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Fuller 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 graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Dr. Stephen Reilly Smith, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4517 98th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Smith is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Austin, TX and Lubbock, TX. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4517 98th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Michel Shami is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shami graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4611 9th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Donald May practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. May attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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.
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