We found 4 retina specialists who accept Molina Healthcare near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Ron Paul Gallemore, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4201 Torrance Blvd. 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ron Gallemore's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Gallemore speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Gallemore is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallemore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gallemore is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. Julie Lynn Gasperini, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 Airport Drive; Suite 210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Julie Gasperini practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gasperini trained at Kresge Eye Institute. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Fox Morgan Boswell II, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 Airport Drive; Suite 210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Fox Boswell is a retina specialist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Boswell's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Boswell is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Michael Lee Roh, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 Airport Drive; Suite 210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Roh is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Long Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Torrance, CA. He speaks Korean. Dr. Roh is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Roh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous 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.
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