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Dr. Mark Kim Walsh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Mark Walsh sees patients in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Walsh honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Dr. Cameron G Javid, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Cameron Javid practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Javid's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Javid is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. April Harris specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. Dr. Harris obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Egbert Saavedra's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Saavedra attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cole Eye Institute and Cleveland Clinic Florida for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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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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