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We found 8 retina specialists who accept Blue Shield near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Javid Javid Najafi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 200
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. David Najafi is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, uveitis, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Najafi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Najafi attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 315
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Daly practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in La Jolla, CA and Oceanside, CA. Dr. Daly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Daly's areas of expertise include the following: eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Daly attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Chin-Seng Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Lin's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Lin takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Lin attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. Anne Marie Hanneken, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 315
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Anne Hanneken is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Hanneken's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her medical residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hanneken is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4413 La Jolla Village Dr. Sp P1
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Morrison-Reyes, who practices in Pomona, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Morrison-Reyes focuses on eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Morrison-Reyes completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Morrison-Reyes's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Paul Edward Tornambe, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 700
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Paul Tornambe is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Tornambe's clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Tornambe graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Lon Scott Poliner, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 700
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Lon Poliner's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Poliner focuses on eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poliner takes. Dr. Poliner is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Nikolas Js London, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9850 Genesee Road; Suite 700
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Nikolas London is a retina specialist in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. London is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. London's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

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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.