We found 5 retina specialists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Abilene, TX.

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Dr. Charles Leroy Clark III, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Charles Clark's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Clark's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Seong Lee is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Eric Zavaleta is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Abilene, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Grant Janzen's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Janzen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Janzen attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5441 Health Center Drive
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel is a retina specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

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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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