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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Venice, FL.

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

Dr. Keye Wong is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong 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: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Elizabeth Richter is a surgeon and retina specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For her residency, Dr. Richter trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Melvin Chen is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Chen attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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 sees patients in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mestrezat's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Mestrezat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parrott's medical residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parrott include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Niffenegger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.