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. Dr. Pearlman has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pearlman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Tony Tsai is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include eye problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Tsai attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Roseville, CA, Elk Grove, CA, and Chico, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Telander attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Robert Wendel is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Wendel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wendel takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Wendel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Chang is a retina specialist. She speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang's clinical interests encompass eye problems. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Chang's training includes a residency program at Wilmer Eye Institute. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Equi attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes 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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