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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Orlick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In his practice, Dr. Orlick focuses on macular degeneration and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orlick's hospital/clinic 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 works as a retina specialist. Dr. Berger's areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, laser surgery, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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 is a retina specialist. His areas of expertise include retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Eichenbaum is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Eichenbaum's 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).

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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 and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cohen's areas of clinical interest consist of retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Handza include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Handza takes.

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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 medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Powers studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Powers is 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.