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We found 10 retina specialists who accept Coventry HMO near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong works as a retina specialist in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Oren Zev Plous, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1961 Floyd Stree; Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Oren Plous' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Plous attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Melvin Chia Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Chen is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and retina specialist in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Runge is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Runge attended Flinders University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joshua Omeed Mali, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Mali is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mali include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mali speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a retina specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Mestrezat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Mestrezat average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. In his practice, Dr. Parrott focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Parrott performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1219 S East Avenue; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marion Coats' medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In her practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coats accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coats graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Niffenegger is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Niffenegger completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Niffenegger accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Thomas Scott Shane, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3550 S. Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Shane works as a retina specialist. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shane trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shane include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Shane accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Manatee Memorial Hospital.

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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.