We found 68 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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Berman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. These areas are among Dr. Berman's clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Berman has received include New York Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Castle-Connolly Medical; and Best Doctor, NY Magazine. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eric Shakin practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Great Neck, NY, Hauppage, NY, and Forest Hills, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Shakin average 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Vytra, Elderplan, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Shakin attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Shakin has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shakin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. Dr. Pollack takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Pollack performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Tongalp Tezel, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tezel's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tezel obtained Dr. Tezel's medical school training at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and performed Dr. Tezel's residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Tezel has received professional recognition including the following: Listed, Best Doctors in America; American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership. Dr. Tezel (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Tezel's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tezel's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jason Slakter's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Slakter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Slakter is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Slakter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Slakter has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Freund attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freund include macular degeneration. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Freund (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Freund is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Yale Fisher is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include vitreous problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher accepts. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. Dr. Fisher 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chang has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular problems, cancer, and diabetic retinopathy. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His distinctions 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 Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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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. Dr. Cooney attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, eye surgery, and uveitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cooney accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. 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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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy, Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic ... (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 areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous); he sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Finger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He has a special interest in eye surgery, retinoblastoma, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Finger attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Finger welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Srilaxmi Bearelly works as a retina specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Bearelly studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Bearelly include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Szilard Kiss specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in New York, NY. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kiss is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO); and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

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

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

Dr. David Fastenberg is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Fastenberg (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Fastenberg attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Vytra, MagnaCare, and more. Dr. Fastenberg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
140 East 80th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ben Cohen, who practices in New York, NY and New Rochelle, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Cohen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Polish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, 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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous), and uveitis and ocular immunology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Jabs (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include uveitis. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Jabs completed his residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Jabs has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis

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

Dr. Gary Glickman is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glickman's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Glickman welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Glickman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Glickman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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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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