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We found 5 retina specialists who accept Coventry Catastrophic Carelink HMO PD near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Lawrence Scott Halperin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
950 Glades Road; #1-c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Halperin is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Halperin include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Halperin is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Halperin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Halperin completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Patrick Ernest Rubsamen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
950 Glades Road; Suite 1c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Rubsamen is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Rubsamen average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rubsamen focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rubsamen has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Barry Stephen Taney, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
950 Glades Road; Suite 1-c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Barry Taney's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Taney is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Taney performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Holy Cross Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Natalia Villate, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1800 W Hillsboro Bloulevard; Suite 204
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Villate is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Villate (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Villate include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. She studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Villate completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villate accepts.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ronald J Glatzer, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16201 Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Glatzer practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Delray Beach, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glatzer include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.