We found 6 retina specialists who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Bradenton, FL.

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Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1509 53rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a specialist in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Richter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Paul Edgar Runge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
201 4th Avenue E; Suite 3
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge is a pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Runge is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). His education and training includes medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patient ratings for Dr. Runge average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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

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

Dr. Walter Moscoso's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Moscoso's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. 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 welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Mali accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Mali's medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Bradenton, FL. Before completing her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Shane attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Shane is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Taba accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her residency.

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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.