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

Dr. Tongalp Tezel practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tezel's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tezel attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tezel's professional training, Dr. Tezel completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tezel has received include 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Tezel is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mrinali Gupta's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include macular degeneration, macular hole, and retinal detachment repair. She is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Dr. Richard Bruce Rosen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
310 East 14th Street; 319sb
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosen specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Rosen focuses on retinal detachment repair and retinal detachment. Dr. Rosen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Rosen has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ophthalmology Alumni of the Year; and Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Retina Problems, Retinal Detachment Repair, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. Anton Orlin, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anton Orlin is a physician who specializes in surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Orlin is especially interested in retinal detachment repair, retinal laser photocoagulation, and retinal detachment. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Orlin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Orlin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

Dr. Ben Cohen is a retina specialist in New York, NY and New Rochelle, NY. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cohen honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

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  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,570
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,000

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What is Retinal Detachment Repair?

The retina is the small, sensitive area at the back of the eyeball responsible for vision. It captures images and sends them to the brain, much like film in a camera. Due to thinning over time or a genetic predisposition, the retina can detach or pull away from the surrounding tissue. When this happens, blood flow to the retina can be cut off and permanent vision loss can occur. Surgery to reattach the retina, or retinal detachment repair, aligns the retina so it can heal in the correct position.

One procedure used to treat retinal detachment is called pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a small bubble is injected into the eye to hold the retina in place and allow it to reattach. The patient lies face-down for several days after the procedure to help the retina heal. Other procedures make use of lasers or a cryoprobe, a tiny instrument that freezes tissue, to repair tears in the retina and stick it back into place. Sometimes a procedure called scleral buckling is used, where a tiny piece of silicone is attached to the eyeball. This creates an indent that relieves pressure on the retina and allows it to heal in the correct position.

Recovery from retinal detachment repair depends on the type of procedure used. You may go home right away, or have to stay in the hospital for a short time. In addition, you may be instructed to use eye drops or wear an eye patch for a few days. In general, recovering from retinal repair takes one to two weeks. During this time, you might experience soreness, swelling, or discharge from the eye. As your vision stabilizes, you should not drive a car or travel without checking with your doctor. Taking it easy for a short period of time can make all the difference when it comes to saving your vision.

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