We found 4 retina specialists who accept HFN EPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr. Bryan M Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1555 Barrington Road; St. Alexius Hosp./drs. Building 3, Suite 4500
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Kim's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Dr. Kim 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 foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 4500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, who practices in Des Plaines, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela is especially interested in retina surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia-Valenzuela (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. John C Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 404
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. John Michael specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). Dr. Michael honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryoretinopexy, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Retina Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Micheal Allar, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 220
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Allar works as a retina specialist. Dr. Allar's areas of expertise include the following: retinal detachment repair, ultrasound (sonogram), and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allar takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Allar attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Retinopexy, Ultrasound, Optical Coherence Tomography, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Retinal ... (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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