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

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Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, 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
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, 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. Paul A Raskauskas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Paul Raskauskas is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Raskauskas average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raskauskas takes. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Raskauskas's residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Avtar Ghuman's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ghuman is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Ghuman has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Glenn L Wing, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Wing accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Wing attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Ashish Sharma is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Sharma is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

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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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