We found 6 retina specialists who accept Western Health Advantage 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 is a retina specialist in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. His clinical interests include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pearlman completed residency programs at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting 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). He has a special interest in eye problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wendel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include eye problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tsai trained at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Tsai's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Telander attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include eye problems. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. She is conversant in Taiwanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Sacramento, CA, Elk Grove, CA, and Chico, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Equi is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Equi is accepting new patients.

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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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