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We found 76 retina specialists who accept Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Nadeem Nurmohamed Vaidya, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
52 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nadeem Vaidya specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaidya include macular degeneration, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 2011 Patients’ Choice Award; 2011 Most Compassionate Physician Award; and HealthGrades Recognized Physician. In addition to English, Dr. Vaidya (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Concetto Gentile, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
310 East 14th Street; Suite 319s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Gentile is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Gentile attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gentile completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gentile accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gentile is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Clinical interests: Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Dr. Norman A Saffra, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
902 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Norman Saffra is a retina specialist in Brooklyn, NY and Hewlett, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saffra honors. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Saffra (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Maimonides Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Trauma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Dr. Aryeh Leib Pollack, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 East 37th Street; Suite 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aryeh Pollack is a retina specialist. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pollack takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Pollack trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pollack has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Pollack's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. Tongalp Hasan Tezel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tongalp Tezel is a New York, NY physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Tezel (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Tezel include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Tezel attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Tezel takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tezel has received include American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership; and Listed, Best Doctors in America. Dr. Tezel is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Cancer, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick M Higgins, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6121 Kennedy Boulevard
Union City, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Higgins is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Bloomfield, NJ, Teaneck, NJ, and Ramsey, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Higgins include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Higgins at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at The University Hospital, Newark and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Higgins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. David H Berman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
185 Montague Street; Penthouse Suite
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Berman's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Jason Scott Slakter, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Slakter practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Slakter include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Slakter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Slakter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Slakter's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Slakter's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Kurt Thomas Jackson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6121 Kennedy Boulevard; 1st Floor
North Bergen, NJ
 

Dr. Kurt Jackson, who practices in Bloomfield, NJ, Teaneck, NJ, and Ramsey, NJ, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Jackson honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jackson attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Jackson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Jackson is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Stella Douros, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
370 Bay Ridge Parkway; Suite B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stella Douros is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Dr. Douros's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Douros (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. Her professional affiliations include The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Paul Theodore Finger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
115 E. 61st. Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Finger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in eye surgery, retinoblastoma, and melanoma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finger is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Finger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Eye Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Excision, Cancer, Melanoma, Eye Problems

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Dr. Yale Lloyd Fisher, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yale Fisher is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: vitreous problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher takes. Dr. Fisher studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Dr. Stanley Chang, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Flanzer Suite
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stanley Chang is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His clinical interests include macular problems, cancer, and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Chang obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chang include: New York Super Doctors; Claes H. Dohlman Lecture, Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.; and Jules Stein Lecture, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, Cancer, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
20 E 9th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Feistmann works as a retina specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. Dr. Feistmann's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Feistmann honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Feistmann (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Feistmann is affiliated with St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Szilard Kiss, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1305 York Avenue; Floors 11 & 12
New York, NY
 

Dr. Szilard Kiss is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kiss include macular degeneration, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO); and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Dr. Kiss is conversant in Hungarian.

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kenneth Bailey Freund, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Freund is a retina specialist. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Freund's medical residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Freund include macular degeneration. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freund has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Freund (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Freund welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Retina 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.