We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Elk Grove, CA.

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Dr. Joel Abrahm Pearlman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Joel Pearlman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Pearlman obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pearlman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Robert Thomas Wendel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wendel's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Wendel include eye problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Wendel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Tony Tsai, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 E. Stockton Boulevard; #106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Tony Tsai is a retina specialist in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsai include eye problems. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Tsai has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Gregory Telander, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; #106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. David Telander practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Telander accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Telander's medical residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Margaret Amy Chang, MS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Chang's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for her residency. Dr. Chang has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Equi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9381 East Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Equi is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Equi attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Equi has an open panel.

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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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