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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2090 Se Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Mark Michels' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Michels attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Michels is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Michels's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Kelly attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Kelly focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Woodlief trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Stuart, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Port Saint Lucie, FL. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Suburban Hospital. Dr. Mangal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University for residency.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Gallogly average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gallogly include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Gallogly trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency.

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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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lavina include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Lavina takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lavina include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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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.