We found 10 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hollywood, FL. For his professional training, Dr. Uchiyama completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Uchiyama at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Uchiyama takes 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Halperin focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He 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. 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. Dr. Halperin is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Dhalla is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Dhalla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi.

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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 is a retina specialist. Dr. Thompson obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In his 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is 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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Burgess's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burgess honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 works as a retina specialist in Plantation, FL, Deerfield Beach, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Villate (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Villate is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Villate attended medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Tirso Lara practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Plantation, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Lara is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute and La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lara completed residency programs at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She 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. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Glatzer trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Glatzer 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.

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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 sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He 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.

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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.