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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Halperin focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubsamen include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Rubsamen is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Memorial Hospital West. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Rubsamen attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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 specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Taney attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Taney include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taney accepts. Dr. Taney has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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). She works in Deerfield Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Plantation, FL. Dr. Villate (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. In her practice, Dr. Villate focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. She attended medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Villate honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16201 Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Glatzer is a retina specialist in Delray Beach, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Glatzer attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Glatzer include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. 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.