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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Lakeland, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Moinfar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), Orlando Health, and Winter Haven Hospital. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Moinfar attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Moinfar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. Dr. Tolentino 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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 is a retina specialist in Winter Haven, FL, Clermont, FL, and Lakeland, FL. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berger honors. Dr. Berger's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital.

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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 works as a retina specialist. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Doheny Eye Institute for residency.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Lakeland, FL and Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Friedman 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Winter Haven 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 sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL and Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is 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 accepts. Before completing his residency at Cole Eye Institute, Dr. Tarabishy attended medical school at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tarabishy is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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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