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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Halperin has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubsamen's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Rubsamen is professionally 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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Taney is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taney has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She has indicated that her clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Villate 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. Dr. Villate (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Delray Beach, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Glatzer completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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.