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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. Dr. Deupree's average patient rating is 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Deupree is affiliated with 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, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Plous has indicated that his clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Plous attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirsch include uveitis, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). 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 Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Kirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Retina Problems, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Jason Handza is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Handza include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Handza honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Handza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2196 Main Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Powers is a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Powers include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Powers attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Powers is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma, 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.