We found 69 retina specialists who accept Medicare near Elmhurst, NY.

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

Dr. Kenneth Freund is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He has a special interest in macular degeneration. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freund is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute's residency program. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Freund (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Freund's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Freund has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Gaetano Barile is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Barile average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barile accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. Dr. Barile has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwell Health, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

William Schiff, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
210 East 64th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Schiff practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Schiff (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Schiff graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Schiff an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Stanley Chang works as a retina specialist. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Chang attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include macular problems, cancer, and diabetic retinopathy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chang at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and Medicaid Managed Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Berman's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman takes. Dr. Berman obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Sinai Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Berman's office for an appointment.

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

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. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Slakter is accepting new patients. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he 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 foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pollack include macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed 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. In addition to English, Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His 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, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Retina ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Finger's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Finger include eye surgery, retinoblastoma, and melanoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finger is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Finger graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Finger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Finger's professional 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, Excision, Melanoma, Eye Problems, Eye Cancer

Dr. Szilard Kiss, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Szilard Kiss' medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kiss include macular degeneration, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Kiss graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kiss include: New York Super Doctors; PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO); and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

Dr. David Michael Fastenberg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
91-31 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. David Fastenberg works as a retina specialist in Great Neck, NY, Elmhurst, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Fastenberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Fastenberg accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Vytra, and MagnaCare. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fastenberg trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Fastenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Douglas A Jabs, MD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 22 Room 86
New York, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Jabs sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are pediatric ophthalmology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Jabs include uveitis. Medicaid, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jabs honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Jabs (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System. Dr. Jabs is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis

Dr. Wayne Scott Fuchs, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
121 E 60th Street; Suite 5b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Wayne Fuchs is a retina specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Fuchs obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured, Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and more. Dr. Fuchs has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Fuchs is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Michael Cooney's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Cooney include macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Cooney's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cooney (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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

Dr. Tongalp Tezel's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing Dr. Tezel's residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Tezel attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Tezel's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra. 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Tezel's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Tezel's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Engelbert, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Engelbert's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, retinoblastoma, and eye floater. Dr. Engelbert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Engelbert attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engelbert include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Engelbert (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. 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: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yale Fisher's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Fisher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. His clinical interests include vitreous problems. He is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. Dr. Fisher attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Fisher trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Imaging Procedures, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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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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