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Dr. Thomas K Krummenacher, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh Boulevard; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krummenacher honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Krummenacher is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Nicholas Earl Engelbrecht, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 N Lindbergh Boulevard
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Engelbrecht takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Matthew Anthony Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 N Lindbergh Boulevard
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Thomas is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Thomas average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Thomas graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh Boulevard; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Joseph's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Joseph's hospital/clinic affiliations include SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Joseph attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
7934 North Lindbergh Boulevard; Suite A
Hazelwood, MO
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah is a retina specialist. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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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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