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We found 11 retina specialists who accept United Healthcare HSA near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. Keye Wong is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong 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.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Paul Edgar Runge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge practices pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. His professional affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. Dr. Runge completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Runge is an in-network provider for 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. Joshua Omeed Mali, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Mali works as a retina specialist. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Mali takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Albany Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mali has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: 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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Chen attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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' medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Plous honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plous's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat sees patients in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mestrezat's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Mestrezat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parrott's medical residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parrott include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Marion Coats works as a retina specialist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Coats's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Coats attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1219 East Avenue South; Suite 105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Edward Feldman works as a retina specialist. Dr. Feldman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. John Niffenegger practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Niffenegger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Shane is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Manatee Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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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.