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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Wael Mohamed Abdelghani, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1001 Medical Plaza Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Abdelghani specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Abdelghani focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. 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 open to new patients. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Abdelghani completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abdelghani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Charles Clifton Wykoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
17350 St. Lukes Way; Suite, 120
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Charles Wykoff, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Conroe, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among Dr. Wykoff's clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wykoff completed a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Wykoff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Eric Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite, 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chen specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Chen attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler sees patients in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise consist of microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Schefler is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Schefler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
806 Medical Circle Drive; Suite 400
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Wilson Baber practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Baber attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baber include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Baber is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1699 Research Forest Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Carolyn Chen is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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.