We found 6 retina specialists who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Nader Moinfar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2202 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Nader Moinfar works as a retina specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Moinfar completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Moinfar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), Orlando Health, and Winter Haven Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Adam Scott Berger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3133 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Adam Berger is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He 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. Dr. Berger obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Michael John Tolentino, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2815 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakland, FL
 

Dr. Michael Tolentino practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tolentino takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Richard Scott Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2815 Lakeland Hills Boulevard; Suite 200
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Hamilton practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Hamilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Doheny Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Scott Mayer Friedman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2202 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Scott Friedman is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Friedman completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Ahmad Bakir Tarabishy, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1247 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Tarabishy is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tarabishy honors. He attended Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cole Eye Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

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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.
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