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We found 6 retina specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Plymouth, MA.

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Heier, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heier's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heier takes. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; President, Ctr For Eye Research And; and Education. Dr. Heier is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Tina Scheufele Cleary, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Tina Cleary works as a retina specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Beverly, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cleary is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cleary's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cleary include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma; Chapters; and Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship Award. She speaks German. Dr. Cleary's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Chirag P Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Sandwich, MA. His areas of expertise include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Shah attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shah include: American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morley obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Morley has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Morley include: Aids Action Committee Award; Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard; and Medical School. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Trexler M Topping, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Trexler Topping is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. Dr. Topping is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Topping attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Topping takes. He has received the following distinction: Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology. He has an open panel.

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Dr. David Carleton Reed, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. David Reed's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed honors. Dr. Reed's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He has a closed panel.

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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.