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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2090 Se Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Mark Michels is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Michels's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Michels has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Kevin Thomas Kelly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1441 E Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Kelly is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients rated Dr. Kelly highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
509 Se Riverside Drive; Suite 302
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Norman Woodlief specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Woodlief's training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute.

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

Dr. Walid Mangal, MD, DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1050 Se Monterey Road; Suite #104
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Walid Mangal is a retina specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mangal include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Suburban Hospital. Dr. Mangal obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Mangal honors 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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2090 Se Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Adrian Lavina specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Lavina focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Lavina completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavina honors. Dr. Lavina has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Paul Michael Gallogly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2090 S.e. Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gallogly is a retina specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Gallogly's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.