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Dr. Jeffrey Ian Kasper, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kasper specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Kasper attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Kasper include macular degeneration, uveitis, and scleral buckle. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kasper's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Scleral Buckle, Laser Photocoagulation, Pneumatic Retinopexy, YAG Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronald Seeley's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Seeley speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include radial keratotomy, contact lenses, and retina surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Seeley average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Retina ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bernard Perez's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Perez's clinical interests: macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. Dr. Perez studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Perez's clinical interests: diabetes, shingles, and retina surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perez graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he 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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