We found 5 retina specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Plantation, FL.

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Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter's specialties are surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She practices in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Dr. Richter attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Keye L Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 Venice Avenue, E.; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended Rush Medical College for medical school. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott is a retina specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Parrott average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parrott obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Niffenegger attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Niffenegger accepts. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a retina specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Mestrezat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mestrezat is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, 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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