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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 retina specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Orlick attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is especially interested in macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Orlick has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orlick honors. His professional affiliations include James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Northside Hospital.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Saint Petersburg, FL. In his practice, Dr. Berger focuses on macular degeneration, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with 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, Dr. Berger performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Berger accepts 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. David Aaron Eichenbaum, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4344 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Eichenbaum sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Eichenbaum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Eichenbaum attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Eichenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Nandesh Patel sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Northside Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Trauma

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

Dr. Steven Cohen works as a retina specialist. Dr. Cohen has a special interest in retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Jason Handza is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Handza include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Handza honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Handza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. James Powers is a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Powers include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Powers attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Powers is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Glaucoma, 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.