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

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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). Dr. Heier has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Heier studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; President, Ctr For Eye Research And; and Education.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy

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

Dr. Tina Cleary works as a retina specialist. Dr. Cleary speaks German. Her areas of expertise consist of macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her 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. Dr. Cleary has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cleary honors. She has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma; Chapters; and Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship Award. Dr. Cleary welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreous ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed Dr. Morley at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morley include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morley's practice is open to new patients. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Morley has received include Aids Action Committee Award; Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard; and Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreous ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Chirag Shah is a retina specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Sandwich, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Shah's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He is open to new patients.

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

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. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Topping takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Reed specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Before performing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Reed attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Reed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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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