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We found 8 retina specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Irvine, CA.

Dr. Charles William Gustav Eifrig, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2010 E 1st Street; Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Charles Eifrig is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Eifrig's clinical interests encompass macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eifrig honors. Dr. Eifrig has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mitul Chandrakant Mehta, MS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Mitul Mehta, who practices in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Mehta is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Baruch Davidson Kuppermann, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Baruch Kuppermann is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Kuppermann attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Ophthalmology; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kuppermann (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: HIV/AIDS, Uveitis, Photodynamic Therapy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Y Lu, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Lu is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Lu has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Lu speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Desmond Edward McGuire, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2010 E 1st Street; Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Desmond McGuire works as a retina specialist in Santa Ana, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGuire include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. McGuire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. McGuire has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. John C Hwang, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
360 San Miguel Drive; Suite 407
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Hwang specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Santa Ana, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hwang include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hwang at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hwang is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Deepam Rusia, MD, MBA
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Deepam Rusia works as a retina specialist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Rusia is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Dr. Christine F Lin, BS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Christine Lin's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and 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.