We found 4 retina specialists who accept Aetna Bronze $15 Copay Savings Plus HMO near Venice, FL.

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

Dr. Keye Wong specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Michael Parrott's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. Parrott takes. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parrott's training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a retina specialist. Dr. Mestrezat attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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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.
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