We found 5 retina specialists who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deupree is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deupree studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Hole, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oren Zev Plous, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3001 Eastland Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Oren Plous is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Plous include uveitis and 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. Dr. Plous obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Kirsch specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Kirsch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He graduated from Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kirsch is in-network for 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: Uveitis, Retina Problems, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2196 Main Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Powers specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Powers include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Powers is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Powers honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jason Michael Handza, DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3001 Eastland Boulevard; Suite 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jason Handza is a retina specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Handza honors. Dr. Handza attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, 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.