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We found 4 retina specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Leon Albert Bynoe, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1881 University Drive; Suite 112
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Leon Bynoe is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Bynoe completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8292 Emerald Avenue
Parkland, FL
 

Dr. Brian Kritchman's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kritchman's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kritchman is a graduate of Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jeffrey Neill Weiss, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5800 Colonial Drive; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weiss is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Margate, FL. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weiss trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weiss include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss honors. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Broward Health North and Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Drew Phillip Bawcombe, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6280 W Sample Road; 202
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Drew Bawcombe is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Bawcombe include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Bawcombe attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bawcombe 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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Clinical interests: 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.