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We found 8 retina specialists who accept MultiPlan PPO near Mount Vernon, IL.

Dr. Thomas Kimswik Krummenacher, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 South 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher works as a retina specialist. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Krummenacher has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krummenacher's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Blinder average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Blinder focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and St. Luke's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Blinder obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Nicholas Earl Engelbrecht, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 South 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Engelbrecht's practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Engelbrecht attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Engelbrecht's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mark Gilbert Grand, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 South 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Mark Grand is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Grand attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Joseph's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Joseph focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Joseph attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mt. Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Dr. Matthew Anthony Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 South 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Thomas works as a retina specialist. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Thomas has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks French. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Bradley Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 South 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Smith works as a retina specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, 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.