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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Health Net near Branford, CT.

Dr. Nauman Alam Chaudhry, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6 Business Park D; Suite 303
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Nauman Chaudhry practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Hamden, CT, New London, CT, and Norwich, CT. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Chaudhry focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chaudhry's hospital/clinic affiliations include The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. Dr. Chaudhry welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scleral Buckle, Eye Trauma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Low Vision, Lensectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6 Business Park Drive; Suite 102
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Stephanie Sugin is a retina specialist in Waterbury, CT, New Haven, CT, and Southbury, CT. Dr. Sugin's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sugin (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Clinical interests: Scleral Buckle, Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Photodynamic Therapy, Retinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Stephen Lim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
144 N Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lim works as a retina specialist. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Lim is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lim accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Ultrasound, Vascular Disease, Macular Degeneration, Angiogram, Diabetes, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6 Business Park D; Suite 303
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Juner Colina-Biscotto sees patients in New London, CT, Hamden, CT, and Norwich, CT. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Colina-Biscotto is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.