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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhry include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chaudhry trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Chaudhry's professional affiliations include The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sugin's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sugin (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sugin's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Branford, CT, Norwich, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. Lim has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Juner Marianela Colina Biscotto, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6 Business Park D; Suite 303
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Juner Colina-Biscotto's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In her practice, Dr. Colina-Biscotto focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Colina-Biscotto completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.