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We found 5 retina specialists who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Bradenton, FL.

Dr. Walter Enrique Moscoso, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5219 East State Road 64
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Walter Moscoso practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Bradenton, FL, Bay Pines, FL, and Orange City, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Moscoso include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joshua Omeed Mali, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Mali is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Mali's medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mali is professionally affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mali has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
201 4th Avenue E; Suite 3
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge practices pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave Dr. Runge a rating of 5.0 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. Runge accepts. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Runge attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Anita Rajadhyaksha Shirodkar, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
217 Manatee Avenue E; Suite E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Anita Shane's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Shane attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shane honors 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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Dr. Katia E Taba, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Katia Taba sees patients in Bradenton, FL. Her medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Taba is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Trauma, 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.