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We found 10 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama De La Puente, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6333 N. Federal Highway; #300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama works as a retina specialist. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patients rated Dr. Uchiyama highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Uchiyama honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Baptist Outpatient Services. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Retina Problems, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Scott Halperin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 307
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Halperin is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Oakland Park, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Halperin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mandeep Singh Dhalla, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 307
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Mandeep Dhalla's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dhalla include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Dhalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Dhalla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Natalia Villate, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1930 Ne 47 Street; Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Villate specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Deerfield Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Plantation, FL. Dr. Villate (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. In her practice, she is particularly interested in macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Villate's professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. She studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Villate's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She 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.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. William Scott Thompson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 307
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. W. Thompson's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Thompson's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Thompson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Stuart Kevin Burgess, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1930 Ne 47 Street; Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Burgess specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Plantation, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests encompass macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients rated Dr. Burgess highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burgess 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 is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Tirso Mark Lara, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1930 Ne 47 Street; Suite 101
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Tirso Lara is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. After attending De La Salle Health Sciences Institute and La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Lara honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Krista Denae Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 307
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Krista Rosenberg's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In her practice, she is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1930 Ne 47th Street; Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Glatzer's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Glatzer attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1111 E Sunrise Boulevard; Unit 406
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Kin Yee practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Yee 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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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.