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We found 5 retina specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Venice, FL.

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

Dr. Keye Wong's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wong is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wong 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 Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients rated Dr. Chen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen honors 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 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 is a retina specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mestrezat has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mestrezat performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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 medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parrott's residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Niffenegger completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Niffenegger include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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.