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We found 7 retina specialists who accept Aetna near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Martin Edward Orlick, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5800 49th Street North; Suite South 109
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Martin Orlick is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Orlick include macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Northside Hospital. Dr. Orlick's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Scleral Buckle, Laser Photocoagulation, Pneumatic Retinopexy, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Andrew Berger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5800 49th Street N.; #s-109
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Todd Berger's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Berger's areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Scleral Buckle, Laser Photocoagulation, Pneumatic Retinopexy, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nandesh Narendra Patel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5800 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nandesh Patel's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Trauma

Dr. David Aaron Eichenbaum, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4344 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Eichenbaum is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is especially interested in retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Eichenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Eichenbaum is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Steven Myles Cohen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4344 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Cohen's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Retina Surgery

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
603 7th Street, S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Powers' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Powers include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Powers's residency was performed at Albany Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Jason Michael Handza, DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1515 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jason Handza works as a retina specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Handza graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Handza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, 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.