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We found 4 retina specialists who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near Port Charlotte, FL.

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

Dr. Keye Wong sees patients in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wong has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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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 area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Ghuman graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a retina specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wing include 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. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Wing performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Wing has received the distinction of 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Niffenegger completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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.