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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Wyhinny's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and vitreous problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wyhinny accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Wyhinny speaks Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Macular Problems, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan M Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road; Suite Ll2
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Kim practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Kim's areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road; Ll2
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela is a retina specialist. His clinical interests encompass retina surgery. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela completed a residency program at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1100 Central Road; Ste Ll-2
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Alter's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alter include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye trauma. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Alter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Alter attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Eye Trauma, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Repair, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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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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