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We found 9 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Audina Maria Berrocal, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Audina Berrocal's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. Dr. Berrocal accepts 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: Retina Problems, Retina Surgery

Dr. Christina Yeeka Weng, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
900 Nw 17 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Christina Weng practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, macular hole, and macular edema. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Weng studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Weng's residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Weng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6705 Red Road; Suite 514
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Rashid Taher is a retina specialist in North Miami Beach, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Miami, FL. Dr. Taher is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Taher is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jay Harris Levy, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6705 Red Road; Suite 514
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jay Levy specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in North Miami Beach, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Larkin Community Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's residency program. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for 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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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Wilfredo Constantino Lara, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
351 Nw 42nd Avenue; Suite 302
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Wilfredo Lara's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Lara include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Lara 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. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6705 Red Road; Suite 514
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Marco Gonzalez is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in North Miami Beach, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Gonzalez is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Gonzalez 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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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gary Shienbaum, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gary Shienbaum sees patients in Miami, FL and North Miami Beach, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shienbaum is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1097 S. Lejeune Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Wals' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wals is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Renata Picciani's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Picciani completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Picciani honors.

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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.