We found 70 retina specialists who accept Medicare near Elmhurst, NY.

Dr. David H Berman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
60 Riverside Drive; #16c
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Berman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Berman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Berman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berman include: 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. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tongalp Tezel's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among Dr. Tezel's clinical interests: macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Tezel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra. Dr. Tezel is accepting new patients. After attending Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tezel completed Dr. Tezel's residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Tezel has received the following distinctions: Listed, Best Doctors in America; American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership. Dr. Tezel (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language.

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

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

Dr. Aryeh Pollack works as a retina specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pollack is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollack honors. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency 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 languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional 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, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Slakter works as a retina specialist. Dr. Slakter has indicated that his clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Slakter is open to new patients. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Slakter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

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

Dr. Paul Finger is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Finger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He has a special interest in eye surgery, retinoblastoma, and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finger takes Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Finger 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. Stanley Chang, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Flanzer Suite
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stanley Chang specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Chang graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include macular problems, cancer, and diabetic retinopathy. Patients rated Dr. Chang highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and Medicaid Managed Care, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Eric Peter Shakin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
91-31 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Eric Shakin works as a retina specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Vytra, Elderplan, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shakin (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Shakin's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Physiology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Dr. Srilaxmi Bearelly, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Srilaxmi Bearelly is a retina specialist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Bearelly honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bearelly attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Robert L. Burch III Scholar, Columbia University; and NIH/NEI K12 and K23 Mentored Career Development Awards. Dr. Bearelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Yale Fisher is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Fisher focuses on vitreous problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian.

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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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a special interest in macular degeneration. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Freund is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Freund has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Freund (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration

Dr. Gary M Glickman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
30 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gary Glickman is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Glickman focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Glickman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Glickman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Glickman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Glickman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Jude Cooney, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Cooney is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, uveitis, and retinoblastoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Cooney attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cooney has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cooney (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Douglas A Jabs, MD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine; One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Jabs specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology. Dr. Jabs's clinical interests encompass uveitis. He takes Medicaid, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Jabs has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Jabs (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Jabs is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
60-10 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Sangwoo Lee works as a retina specialist. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
518 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Sheindlin is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sheindlin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sheindlin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gaetano Raymond Barile, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
210 East 64 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gaetano Barile specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barile include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Barile completed a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Barile has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barile's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.