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

Dr. Nader Moinfar specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Moinfar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moinfar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, 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 Women's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Richard Hamilton sees patients in Winter Haven, FL, Clermont, FL, and Lakeland, 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hamilton's residency was performed at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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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 works as a retina specialist. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 sees patients in Winter Haven, FL, Clearwater, FL, and The Villages, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Tolentino's residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He 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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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Adam Berger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Berger takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute. He 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: 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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