We found 6 retina specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Venice, FL.

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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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Keye Wong is a retina specialist. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Melvin Chen works as a retina specialist in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Patients gave Dr. Chen an average rating of 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. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.

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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 specialty 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 accepts. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Niffenegger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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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