We found 8 retina specialists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Bailey L Lee, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1447 Highway; 6 Ste 110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bailey Lee works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. David Brown's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Richard Fish specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fish include diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fish honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fish has an open panel. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Alappatt attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Alappatt focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Alappatt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Schefler include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schefler accepts. She is accepting new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Schefler completed her residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Rosa Yoomee Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16605 Southwest Freeway, Suite 305; Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Kim sees patients in Houston, TX, Brenham, TX, and Livingston, TX. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In her practice, she is particularly interested in uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 570
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lee Tran practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Tran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to 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

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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.