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We found 8 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. David Mark Brown, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16605 Southwest Freeway, Suite 305; Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Brown is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Harris Fish, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Richard Fish's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fish include diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fish is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16605 Southwest Frwy, Suite, 305; Methodist Medical Office Bldg Iii
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chen specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chen is especially interested in diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 570
Sugar Land, 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. Rosa Yoomee Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16605 Southwest Freeway, Suite 305; Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Kim practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 305
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. Her areas of expertise include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. Dr. Schefler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefler has an open panel. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 570
Sugar Land, 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. Michael Kai-Jia Lam, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 570
Sugar Land, 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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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.