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We found 10 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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He speaks Persian. Dr. Najafi's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, uveitis, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. 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. Dr. Najafi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Daly include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Daly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Daly has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hanneken's medical residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute and Rush University Medical Center. She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Hanneken accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She welcomes new patients.

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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' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Morrison-Reyes is especially interested in eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morrison-Reyes takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Morrison-Reyes is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes 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 works as a retina specialist. Patients gave Dr. Tornambe an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tornambe include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tornambe takes. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Tornambe is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Poway, CA and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Poliner's areas of clinical interest consist of eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Poliner has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Frank Fonted Tsai, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Frank Tsai is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in La Jolla, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment

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

Dr. Nikolas London practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. London's areas of expertise include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. London obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9415 Campus Point Drive; #0946
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Eric Nudleman's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Nudleman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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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.