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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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heier attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heier is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; President, Ctr For Eye Research And; and Education. Dr. Heier welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Cleary is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Cleary trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma; Chapters; and Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship Award. She is conversant in German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cleary's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Chirag Shah's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Shah attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley, who practices in Boston, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Sandwich, MA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Morley's areas of expertise consist of macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Morley has received professional recognition including the following: Aids Action Committee Award; Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard; and Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 retina specialist in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Topping accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Topping graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Reed has a closed panel. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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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.