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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Robert William Houghton Mason, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6190 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mason is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Birmingham Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. John Phillip Myers, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5150 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. John Myers is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Myers's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). 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. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. John's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ryan Michael Tarantola, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5150 N. Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Ryan Tarantola's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tarantola's professional affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital and Baptist Hospital, Pensacola. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Charles Leroy Clark III, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5150 N. Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Charles Clark sees patients in Gainesville, FL and Pensacola, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clark include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Clark's professional affiliations include North Florida Regional Medical Center, Citrus Memorial Hospital, and Ocala Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: 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.