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Dr. Ronald L Seeley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Seeley's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Seeley include radial keratotomy, contact lenses, and retina surgery. Dr. Seeley's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Seeley's training includes a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

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Dr. Bernard R Perez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Perez is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Perez is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez takes.

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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Don Perez specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Perez has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in diabetes, shingles, and retina surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Retina Problems, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Shingles, Retina Surgery

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  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,787

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What is a Vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the clear gel (the vitreous) that fills the eyeball. This procedure is usually done in order for the surgeon to reach through the eye to the retina, which is located on the inside back of the eyeball. A vitrectomy may also be performed to remove vitreous that is contaminated with blood, infection, or debris.

Like all eye surgeries, a vitrectomy is performed using very tiny instruments that can handle delicate and exact procedures within the eye, and the surgeon often uses a microscope to see them. The idea of removing the inside of the eyeball can be unnerving, but the vitreous is replaced with a saline or silicone solution and vision is not usually affected. A vitrectomy may be performed as part of treatment for:

  • Retinopathy
  • Retinal detachment
  • A macular hole
  • Cataracts
  • Infection or severe injury within the eye

During surgery, you will be given adequate anesthesia so you won’t be aware of what is happening. After surgery, you may feel some discomfort as the eye heals. You may have to temporarily wear an eye patch to protect your eye, or use eye drops to help it heal. Depending on what kind of surgery you had, your vision may be blurry for a few days. You should feel better within a few days, but it may take more than a month for your vision to completely recover.

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