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We found 5 retina specialists who accept Aetna Bronze $15 Copay Savings Plus HMO near Venice, FL.

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong works as a retina specialist in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Melvin Chia Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Chen is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a retina specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Mestrezat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Mestrezat average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. In his practice, Dr. Parrott focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Parrott performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Niffenegger is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Niffenegger completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Niffenegger accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.