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We found 4 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Avtar Ghuman's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghuman takes. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In Dr. Wing's practice, he is particularly interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wing accepts. 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

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

Dr. John Niffenegger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Niffenegger focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Niffenegger accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency.

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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.