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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Abdelghani has a special interest in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Abdelghani is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abdelghani (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abdelghani has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wykoff takes 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Wykoff has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Wilson Baber is a retina specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, Dr. Baber completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

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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.