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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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. He is especially interested in diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Heier is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Heier include: Boston Super Doctors; President, Ctr For Eye Research And; and Education. Dr. Heier is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heier has an open panel.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Beverly, MA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Cleary honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Cleary's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma; Chapters; and Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship Award. In addition to English, Dr. Cleary speaks German. Her professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 is a retina specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his 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. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Morley is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Boston, MA, West Yarmouth, MA, and Sandwich, MA. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morley include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morley takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Morley include: Aids Action Committee Award; Humanism In Medicine Award Nominee Harvard; and Medical School. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Trexler Topping sees patients in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Topping attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Topping has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology. Dr. Topping is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reed completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. 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.