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We found 7 retina specialists who accept BlueOptions near Port Charlotte, FL.

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Paul Andrew Raskauskas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Paul Raskauskas' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed Dr. Raskauskas at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Avtar Thomas Ghuman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Avtar Ghuman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Ghuman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a surgeon and retina specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For her residency, Dr. Richter trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is in-network for 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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Dr. Glenn Leon Wing, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. In his practice, Dr. Wing focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Wing attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ashish Govind Sharma, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sharma is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41; Promenades Mall
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Niffenegger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.