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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Kasper attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kasper include macular degeneration, uveitis, and scleral buckle. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, radial keratotomy, and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Seeley is rated highly by his patients. 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. Seeley is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bernard Perez is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez include macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. Dr. Perez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , vitrectomy (vitreous surgery)

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Don Perez is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, shingles, and retina surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez accepts.

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

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  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $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.