We found 5 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Abilene, TX.

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Dr. Seong-Jun Young Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Seong Lee sees patients in Abilene, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Lee's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Eric Matthew Zavaleta, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Eric Zavaleta is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zavaleta attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Grant Janzen is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Janzen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Janzen attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Doheny Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Courtney Maurice Crawford, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Crawford specializes in general practice and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Crawford performed Dr. Crawford's residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Crawford honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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