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

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

Dr. Joel Pearlman's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pearlman's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Robert Wendel specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wendel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wendel's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retina Problems, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, ... (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 his practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on eye problems. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tsai completed a residency program at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Tsai speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Cancer, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Telander is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Telander completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Telander is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Margaret Chang works as a retina specialist in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Vacaville, CA. Dr. Chang's areas of clinical interest consist of eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Chang speaks Taiwanese.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, Retinal Detachment, Eye ... (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 medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Equi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Equi is conversant in Spanish.

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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.