We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near San Jose, CA.

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Dr. Clement Chikai Chow, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
123 Di Salvo Avenue; Suite E
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Clement Chow is a retina specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chow takes. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Chow (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Amr L Dessouki, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3395 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 140
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Amr Dessouki is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Campbell, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Santa Cruz, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Dessouki's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dessouki obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and the University of California and performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Dessouki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Patrick Michael Monahan, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3395 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 140
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Monahan practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Campbell, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Monahan include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patient ratings for Dr. Monahan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3395 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 140
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Howard Chen is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Campbell, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Chen attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 415
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. James Palmer works as a retina specialist in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Palmer attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Daniel Lee Chao, MD, PhD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
751 S Bascom Avenue; Santa Clara Valley Mc Department of Medicine, 4th Floor
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Chao is a retina specialist in San Francisco, CA and San Jose, CA. He is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Chao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Chao attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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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