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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pearlman include glaucoma. Dr. Pearlman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pearlman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Wendel attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Wendel has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wendel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a retina specialist. Dr. Tsai's clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Spanish.

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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 retina specialist. Dr. Telander's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Telander has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. His practice 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 is a retina specialist in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Vacaville, CA. Dr. Chang attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. She has a special interest in eye problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Equi takes. Dr. Equi has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Equi trained at Wilmer Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks 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.
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