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Dr. Lawrence S 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 in Oakland Park, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patients gave Dr. Halperin an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Halperin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Barry Taney practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Taney is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Taney accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Taney has received professional recognition including the following: 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: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Patrick E 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 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Hollywood, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubsamen include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Rubsamen is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Memorial Hospital West. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rubsamen has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Glatzer attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Glatzer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Natalia Villate's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Villate's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Villate (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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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.
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