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

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

Dr. Nader Moinfar is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Moinfar's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Moinfar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Moinfar's professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), Orlando Health, and Winter Haven Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Michael Tolentino practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Winter Haven, FL, The Villages, FL, and Lakland, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolentino takes. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Tolentino trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Tolentino is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Adam Berger is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Berger's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Richard Hamilton's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Hamilton studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hamilton's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Scott Friedman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Lakeland, FL and Winter Haven, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Friedman 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 studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friedman completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Friedman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Ahmad Tarabishy practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Wesley Chapel, FL and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Tarabishy's areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, 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.