We found 11 retina specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Lexington, KY.

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Dr. Todd Jordan Purkiss, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Todd Purkiss is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Purkiss is professionally affiliated with Louisville VA Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Claire Elizabeth Fraser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
740 S. Limestone; Department of Ophthalmology, Kentucky Clinic
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Claire Fraser specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Lexington, KY. Dr. Fraser takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Thomas William Stone, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Thomas Stone's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Bethpage, NY).

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Mark Ellsworth Kleinman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Mark Kleinman works as a retina specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center. Dr. Kleinman graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinman takes.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Angelia Faith Thompson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3290 Blazer Parkway; Suite 100
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Angelia Thompson is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Thompson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
740 South Limestone
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Paul Pearson is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Pearson attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Rick Isernhagen's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Isernhagen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Gregory Dongkyu Lee, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Gregory Lee specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Lexington, KY. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. William Wood is a retina specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Wood completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Vitreous Problems

Dr. John William Kitchens, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
120 N Eagle Creek Drive; Suite 500
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. John Kitchens is a Lexington, KY physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Kitchens accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Clinton Ellingson's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Penn State College 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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