We found 5 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Venice, FL.

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

Dr. Keye Wong is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Wong graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a physician who specializes in surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Richter attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parrott accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Parrott attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mestrezat's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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